Food Stamps / SNAP - Franklin

Franklin County Assistance Office


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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is the new name for the Food Stamp program. These benefits are used to buy food and help eligible low-income households in Pennsylvania obtain more nutritious diets by increasing their food purchasing power at grocery stores and supermarkets. If you are eligible, you will receive a Pennsylvania Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) ACCESS Card which is used to make food purchases at grocery stores and supermarkets.
LocationFranklin
Geographical AreaFranklin County
Intake ProcedureThere are a couple of different ways to apply for SNAP, please choose the option that suits you. If you do not know if you are eligible, you may still apply.

You can apply for or renew your SNAP benefits online by using COMPASS. COMPASS is the name of the website where you can apply for the SNAP program and many other services that can help you make ends meet.

Or, you can file an application at your local county assistance office

Download an Application for SNAP benefits from the Web and return it to your local county assistance office

If you need help completing the application form or need more information about benefits, trained county assistance office staff can help you.
Helpful TipsSimple SNAP Application for Elderly or Disabled Households

You can use this application for SNAP benefits if everyone in the household is age 60 or older or disabled and purchases and prepares food together and does not receive any earnings from work.
A household is a group of people who usually purchase and prepare meals together. People in the household are not required to be related.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
Age GroupAdults
GenderEither
Languages SpokenEnglish, ‚Äč Interpreters provided based on availability‚Äč.
Income NotesTo get SNAP benefits, your income has to be under certain limits. SNAP households may receive deductions from their gross income for things like housing costs, child or dependent care payments, and medical expenses over $35 for elderly or disabled people
Driver's LicenseNot Required
EligibilityThe following persons may apply:

The head of the household;
The spouse of the head of household;
Any other responsible household member; or
A designated authorized representative, who can be a friend, relative, neighbor, or anyone else the applicant trusts to go food shopping and use his/her SNAP benefits.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesServices are provided at no cost.
Capacity LimitationsNone
Wait ListNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone 877-289-9177
Physical Site Address 1 620 Norland Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17201-4205
Mailing Address 1 620 Norland Avenue
Mailing City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17201
Main Phone 877-289-9177
Other Phone 800-692-7462
Fax 717-264-4801
Web Address www.dhs.pa.gov
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Affiliated Program: Franklin County Assistance Office
This Service: Food Stamps / SNAP - Franklin
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Food Stamps/SNAP (NL-6000.2000)