Pennsylvania eliminates asset test for Food Stamps

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Good news for Pennsylvanians in need of food stamps (SNAP): The state will eliminate the asset test effective April 27, 2015.

The application process will be easier because families will no longer have to document their savings - and families who do have savings won't be disqualified. Previously, many households were limited to $5,500 in assets, and households with older residents were limited to $9,000 in savings or assets. 

For more details on this policy change, read the complete Philadelphia Inquirer article.

For help applying for SNAP, contact the Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. Apply for SNAP by phone at (215) 430-0556 or text SNAP to 84700.