The last SNAP Emergency Allotments (EAs) payment will be sent out in February.

A second SNAP payment was authorized to SNAP households when the COVID-19 Pandemic started in 2020. The payments were authorized  under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. A recent change in federal law will be ending the second payment in March.

What can you do?

Your SNAP may increase if you tell the Department of Human Services (DHS) about:

  • Medical costs over $35 per month for anyone age 60 and over or disabled that you did not have before
  • Increased housing costs since you last contacted DHS
  • Child or disabled adult care costs that have changed since you last told DHS about what you had to pay

If you are a SNAP recipient and know you have had changes to the number of people in your household, income, or expense you should report changes at:

  • the myCOMPASS PA mobile app, or
  • by calling DHS’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-395-8930 (or 215-560-7226 if you’re a Philadelphia resident)

For many households, this is a big change. If you need food assistance, please reach out to programs in your community.

For food assistance:

If you have children, call 1-800-WIC-WINS or apply online at