Do you receive SNAP (food stamps) benefits?
Have you lost your job or had a drop in income?
If you have lost income or have other changes to report due to COVID-19, call the customer service center immediately to report changes:
SNAP time limits for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDS)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Congress has suspended the 3 month SNAP time limit for Able Bodied Adults without Dependents that was to start on April 1. No one should be required to work in order to keep their SNAP benefits.
How to apply
County Assistance Offices are closed.
Apply online @
In Philadelphia, call BenePhilly @ 833-373-5868
In Philadelphia, Bucks, and Chester counties, fill out a pre-screening form at
You will receive a call to complete an application.
Print an application at https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Apply-for-Benefits.aspx. Fill out the application and mail or fax to your county assistant office. Call 877-395-8930 (statewide) or 215-560-7226 (Philadelphia) to request a paper application.