Wolf Administration Declares SNAP Growth for Faculty College students – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – To address food insecurity, some college students can now apply for and receive food aid through SNAP.

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On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced the temporary extension of eligibility to certain college students.

Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, college students must now meet the following requirements to be considered eligible:

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  • Be enrolled at least part-time
  • Proof of eligibility for a state or federal work study program
  • Have an estimated family contribution of $ 0 for state tuition determination

“Our lifestyles and routines have changed to protect ourselves and our communities from this virus. Jobs that students normally work on campus or near their schools may have fewer hours or are no longer an option, meaning that students and families with limited resources may have even more difficulty meeting their most important needs “, said Teresa Miller, secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Applications for SNAP can be submitted online at online.

Eligibility remains in place for 30 days after the public health emergency has ended. The DHS says it is “more than likely” something that will help families for the remainder of the pandemic, according to the Biden government.

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Miller said the Wolf administration is asking Congress to make this change permanent.

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