Changes Coming to Food Stamp Eligibility in Pennsylvania
Beginning May 1, applicants for food stamps in Pennsylvania will have to pass not only income but also asset eligibility limits. Anyone under 60 with more than $2,000 in savings and other assets will no longer be eligible. For people over 60, the limit will be $3,250. The rule change is expected to affect almost a half-million Philadelphians.
Advocates at Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania can assist when people are improperly turned down for SNAP benefits due to miscalculations or misapplication of rules. They are already preparing for an upsurge in these types of cases as this new program is rolled out.
For more information, read the following article from the January 12th Philadelphia Inquirer.