Donald Trump on Welfare Reform

Many people want to know if Donald Trump wins the election, will he get rid of food stamps? Well, he won. So, what is he going to do? Will he make cuts to social security or worse privatize it? Will he cut welfare programs? How about Medicaid, Medicare, WIC, TANF, Energy Assistance? What can we discern from Donald Trump on Welfare Reform? Here are a few answers:

Donald Trump on Welfare Reform

Now that he is going to be the President of the United States, here is what we know: We are going to go through the most popular and expensive programs (Social Security and Food Stamps) and tell you what we know so far:

Food Stamps

There is a famous video of Donald Trump confronting a food stamps heckler. Watch it here. Even though that video has gained notoriety, it does not tell you what he plans to do about it. It only shows you that Donald Trump thinks too many people are on food stamps. What we know is that House Speaker Paul Ryan has been wanting to trim the program for a long time, and now that they don’t have a Democratic President in the way, they have a chance to do that. For example, they want to tighten eligibility standards or increase the work requirement, according to this article from CBS News.

Here is a video of Donald Trump on Food Stamps

What do you think of his answer? Do you believe him?

Social Security

Trump has not presented a specific plan on social security, only saying that he will not take benefits from those who are currently receiving it. That opens the possibility that there would be changes to those who will get it in the future. And by the look of his transition team, it looks like privatizing social security may also be on the table since there are people on his transition team that are champions of privatizing social security.

Here is Trump answering a question from someone from the AARP on Social Security in December 2015.

What are your thoughts? Do you believe him?

Here is Trump during the Third Presidential Debate answering a question on Social Security

What do you think of his answer?

What do you think of Donald Trump on Welfare Reform? Do you think he is going to make deep cuts, eliminate programs or leave them alone. Tell us in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you on this important topic.

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Donald Trump Food Stamps Video

Donald Trump has had a lot to say about government program, especially his desire to cut these programs because he thinks they are bloated. But there is a famous video that everyone is talking about where Donald Trump famously confronts a food stamps heckler. It was November, 18, 2015, at a rally in Worcester, Massachusetts. Donald Trump was commenting about how 50 million Americans live in poverty and that close to 50 million are on food stamps. That’s when a heckler interrupted Trump in what has become the “Donald Trump Food Stamps Video”. Here is what Trump had to say about that:

“I mention food stamps and that guy who is seriously overweight went crazy.”

The heckler was eventually thrown out of a Donald Trump rally. The video gained notoriety for two reasons: First, the number of people Trump claimed are on food stamps. Most people were surprised to hear that 47 million people are on food stamps but as of 2013, that number is correct and in 2016, that number stands at 43 million. If that sounds like a lot, there is a reason why. During the 2008 recession, a lot of people because long term unemployed and went on food stamps. Even though the economy has recovered, wages are still depressed, so even people with jobs find themselves needing help to buy food. That’s why the number is still so high.

The other reason the video is so popular is just Trump’s response. It’s classic Trump, confronting anyone that gets in his way, which of course pleases some of his followers. See the entire video below and tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Donald Trump Food Stamps Video

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What can you buy with food stamps?

People on food stamps want to know – What can you buy with food stamps? Even though we have an entire post that shows the list of eligible food stamp items, we get lots of questions from our readers asking us if specific items are eligible to be purchased with EBT Card. We therefore decided to put a list together of the most commonly asked items and provide answers. Here is the list of the 10 most commonly asked items people want to know if they can buy with their SNAP EBT Card:

What can you buy with food stamps EBT Card?

Can I buy diapers with EBT Card?

Even though nearly 30% of parents in the United States cannot afford diapers, which can cost up to $100 every month per baby, they are NOT covered by food stamps. That’s a heavy burden on some families, since diapers form such a large part of the monthly budget for most household.

Can you buy baby formula with EBT Card?

Yes, you can purchase baby formula, including similac with your SNAP EBT card and there is actually no limit on how much formula you can buy. You can also purchase formula for your child even well beyond the 12 month of age.

Can you buy Energy Drinks like Red Bull with EBT Card?

Whether you can buy energy drinks with your EBT Card depends on the label on the product. If the energy drink has a Nutrition Facts label on it, then You Can purchase it using your EBT Card. This includes Monster, Zero Nos and Red Bull.

"What can you buy with food stamps"

Energy drinks that have a Supplement Facts label are classified by the FDA as supplements, and are therefore not eligible to be purchased using food stamps.

Can You Buy Coffee with EBT Card?

This is one of the most popular questions we get. That’s because coffee is such a central part of daily routines for a large part of the population so people want to know if they can purchase it with their EBT Card. Yes, you can buy packaged coffee, including instant coffee and K cups for Keurig. You can also buy creamer. However, you cannot buy hot coffee because you cannot use an EBT card to buy hot liquids.

Can You Buy Candy with EBT Card?

Somehow, Candy made the list of items you can buy with your SNAP EBT Card. With the little money that is allocated per individual/family for food stamps, you probably want to spend your money on buying nutritious food.

Can You Buy Steak and Seafood with EBT Card?

This is also another popular question. Yes, you can buy high-end steaks and even organic food with your EBT card. And yes, you can also buy lobster. Lobster is expensive, so we are curious why people on food stamps want to spend their previous food stamps dollars on buying lobster. But if you feel strongly about it, Yes, you can buy lobster with your EBT card as seafood from the grocery store. You can also purchase live fish such as lobsters and other shellfish with the EBT card.

Can You Buy Deli food with EBT Card?

You cannot buy hot food from the deli or prepared foods like mac n cheese, chicken or sandwiches, stuff from the salad bar or anything that is to be consumed at the premises. Essentially, any ready-to-eat food items are not allowed. You can however buy deli meats and cheeses and cold uncooked items from the deli with your EBT card.

Can You Buy rotisserie chicken with EBT Card?

You can buy uncooked rotisserie chicken and prepare it yourself at home. You cannot buy the hot, prepared rotisserie chicken that is sold at the grocery store or places like Walmart, Costco or Wegmans.

Can You Buy Bakery Birthday or Special Occasion Cakes with EBT Card?

People are really surprised to hear this answer but you are allowed to buy birthday and other special occasion cakes with food stamps, as long as the value of non-edible decorations does not exceed 50 percent of the purchase price of the cake.

Can You Buy a Gift Basket with EBT Card?

Gift baskets that contain both food and non-food items, are not eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits if the value of the non-food items exceeds 50 percent of the purchase price. For Example: A stuffed holiday bear sold with a small package of chocolate for $14.99 would not be eligible for SNAP purchase, but A gift basket consisting primarily of meats and cheeses or snack foods, and including a small toy — where the cost of the food items clearly accounts for more than 50% of the purchase price of the item — would be eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits.

In addition to the above items, you are also not allowed to use your EBT card to buy buy paper products, diapers, vitamins, beer, cigarettes or lottery tickets.

If you have additional questions about What can you buy with food stamps, let us know below in the comments section.

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Pennsylvania Food Stamps Office

You can apply for Pennsylvania Food Stamps online through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website. You can also apply by walking into one of the Pennsylvania Food Stamps office locations and get help in submitting your application. You will also be invited for an in-person interview at one of these locations once your application is submitted. Here is a list of the food stamp offices in Pennsylvania by county (including Philadelphia, Allegheny, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Lancaster, Chester, York and Berks County). Locate your county below to find the address and phone number of the office closest to you. If an office location or information we have provided below has changed, please let us know in the comments section below.

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Pennsylvania Food Stamps Office

Pennsylvania Food Stamps Office Locations Listed Alphabetically by County:

Adams County

225 South Franklin Street
P.O. Box 4446
Gettysburg, PA 17325-4446
Toll Free: 1-800-638-6816
Phone: 717-334-6241
FAX: 717-334-4104

Allegheny County

Piatt Place
301 5th Avenue, Suite 470
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-565-2146
FAX: 412-565-3660

Alle-Kiski District
909 Industrial Blvd
New Kensington, PA 15068-0132
Toll Free: 1-800-622-3527
Phone: 724-339-6800
FAX: 724-339-6850

Liberty District
332 5th Avenue, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-565-2652
FAX: 412-565-5088

Three Rivers District
Warner Center
332 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-565-7755
FAX: 412-565-5198 or 5075

Southeast District
220 Sixth Street
McKeesport, PA 15132-2720
Phone: 412-664-6800 or 6801
FAX: 412-664-5218

Southern District
332 Fifth Avenue, Suite 230
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-565-2232
FAX: 412-770-3686 or 412-565-5713

Greater Pittsburgh East District
5947 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3844
Phone: 412-645-7400 or 7401
FAX: 412-365-2821

Armstrong County

1280 North Water Street
Kittanning, PA 16201-0898
Toll Free: 1-800-424-5235
Phone: 724-543-1651
LIHEAP 724-543-6076 or
800-543-5105
FAX: 724-548-0274

Beaver County

171 Virginia Avenue
P. O. Box 349
Rochester, PA 15074-0349
Toll Free: 1-800-653-3129
Phone: 724-773-7300
LIHEAP 724-773-7495
FAX: 724-773-7859

Bedford County

150 North Street
Bedford, PA 15522-1040
Toll Free: 1-800-542-8584
Phone: 814-623-6127
LIHEAP 814-624-4072
FAX: 814-623-7310

Berks County

Reading State Office Building
625 Cherry Street
Reading, PA 19602-1188
Toll Free: 1-866-215-3912
Phone: 610-736-4211
LIHEAP 610-736-4228
or 866-215-3911
FAX: 610-736-4004

Blair County

1100 Green Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601-3440
Toll Free: 1-866-812-3341
LIHEAP 814-946-7365
FAX: 814-941-6813

Bradford County

1 Elizabeth Street, Suite 4
P.O. Box 398
Towanda, PA 18848-0398
Toll Free: 1-800-542-3938
Phone: 570-265-9186
FAX: 570-265-3061

Bucks County

1214 Veterans Highway
Bristol, PA 19007-2593
Phone: 215-781-3300
Toll Free: 1-800-362-1291
LIHEAP 215-781-3393
or 1-800-616-6481
FAX: 215-781-3438

Butler County

108 Woody Dr.
Butler, PA 16001-5692
Toll Free: 1-866-256-0093
Phone: 724-284-8844
FAX: 724-284-8833

Cambria County

625 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901-1678
Toll Free: 1-877-315-0389
Phone: 814-533-2491
LIHEAP 814-533-2253
FAX: 814-533-2214

Cameron County

411 Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 71
Emporium, PA 15834-0071
Toll Free: 1-888-855-1824
Phone: 814-486-3757
LIHEAP 814-486-1206
FAX: 814-486-1379

Carbon County

101 Lehigh Drive
Lehighton, PA 18235
Toll Free: 1-800-314-0963
Phone: 610-577-9020
LIHEAP (cash) 610-577-9073
LIHEAP (crisis) 866-410-2093
FAX: 610-577-9043

Centre County

2580 Park Center
Boulevard
State College, PA 16801-3005
Toll Free: 1-800-355-6024
Phone: 814-863-6571
LIHEAP: 814-861-1955
FAX: 814-689-1356

Chester County

100 James Buchanan Drive
Thorndale, PA 19372-1132
Toll Free: 1-888-814-4698
Phone: 610-466-1000
LIHEAP 610-466-1042
FAX: 610-466-1130

Clarion County

71 Lincoln Drive
Clarion, PA 16214-3861
Toll Free: 1-800-253-3488
Phone: 814-226-1700
LIHEAP 814-226-1780
FAX: 814-226-1794

Clearfield County

1025 Leonard Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
Toll Free: 1-800-521-9218
Phone: 814-765-7591
LIHEAP 814-765-0684
or 800-862-8941
FAX: 814-765-0802

Clinton County

300 Bellefonte Avenue, Suite 101
Lock Haven, PA 17745-1929
Toll Free: 1-800-820-4159
Phone: 570-748-2971
LIHEAP 570-893-4409
FAX: 570-893-2973

Columbia County

27 East Seventh Street
P.O. Box 628
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-0628
Toll Free: 1-877-211-1322
Phone: 570-387-4200
LIHEAP 570-387-4232
FAX: 570-387-4708

Crawford County

1084 Water Street
P.O. Box 1187
Meadville, PA 16335-7187
Toll Free:1-800-527-7861
Phone: 814-333-3400
LIHEAP 814-333-3400
FAX: 814-333-3527

Cumberland County

33 Westminster Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013-0599
Toll Free: 1-800-269-0173
Phone: 717-240-2700
FAX: 717-240-2781

Dauphin County

2432 N. 7th Street
P.O. Box 5959
Harrisburg, PA 17110-0959
Toll Free: 1-800-788-5616
Phone: 717-787-2324
LIHEAP 717-265-8919
FAX: 717-772-4703

Delaware County

701 Crosby Street, Suite A
Chester, PA 19013-6099
Phone: 610-447-5500
LIHEAP 610-447-3099
FAX: 610-447-5399

Crosby District
701 Crosby Street, Suite A
Chester, PA 19013-6099
Phone: 610-447-5500
LIHEAP: 610-447-3099
FAX: 610-447-5399

Darby District
845 Main Street
Darby, PA 19023
Phone: 610-461-3800
FAX: 610-461-3900

Elk County

145 Race Street
P.O. Box F
Ridgway, PA 15853-0327
Toll Free: 1-800-847-0257
Phone: 814-776-1101
LIHEAP 814-772-5215 or 814-776-1101
FAX: 814-772-7007

Erie County

1316 Holland Street
P.O. Box 958
Erie, PA 16512-0958
Toll Free: 1-800-635-1014
Phone: 814-461-2000
LIHEAP 814-461-2002
FAX: 814-461-2294

Fayette County

41 West Church Street
Uniontown, PA 15401-3418
Toll Free: 1-877-832-7545
Phone: 724-439-7015
LIHEAP 724-439-7125
FAX: 724-439-7002

Forest County

171 Elm Street
P.O. Box 367
Tionesta, PA 16353-0367
Toll Free: 1-800-876-0645
Phone: 814-755-3552
FAX: 814-755-3420

Franklin County

620 Norland Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201-4205
Toll Free: 1-877-289-9177
Phone: 717-264-6121
LIHEAP 717-262-6579
FAX: 717-264-4801

Fulton County

539 Fulton Drive
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Toll Free: 1-800-222-8563
Phone: 717-485-3151
FAX: 717-485-3713

Greene County

100 Greene Plaza
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Toll Free: 1-888-410-5658
Phone: 724-627-8171
LIHEAP 724-627-7668
FAX: 724-627-8096

Huntingdon County

7591 Lake Raystown Shopping Center
Huntingdon, PA 16652-0398
Toll Free: 1-800-237-7674
Phone: 814-643-1170
LIHEAP 814-643-4098
FAX: 814-643-5441

Indiana County

2750 West Pike Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Toll Free: 1-800-742-0679
Phone: 724-357-2900
LIHEAP 724-357-2918
FAX: 724-357-2951

Jefferson County

100 Prushnok Drive
P.O. Box 720
Punxsutawney, PA 15767-0720
Toll Free: 1-800-242-8214
Phone: 814-938-2990
LIHEAP 814-938-1329
FAX: 814-938-3842

Juniata County

100 Meadow Lane
P.O. Box 65
Mifflintown, PA 17059-9983
Toll Free: 1-800-586-4282
Phone: 717-436-2158
FAX: 717-436-5402

Lackawanna County

200 Scranton State Office Building
100 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-1972
Toll Free: 1-877-431-1887
Phone: 570-963-4525
LIHEAP: 570-963-4842
FAX: 570-963-4843

Lancaster County

832 Manor Street
P.O. Box 4967
Lancaster, PA 17604-4967
Phone: 717-299-7411
LIHEAP (cash) 717-299-7543
LIHEAP (crisis) 717-299-7543
FAX: 717-299-7565

Lawrence County

108 Cascade Galleria
New Castle, PA 16101-3900
Toll Free: 1-800-847-4522
Phone: 724-656-3000
LIHEAP 724-656-3021
FAX: 724-656-3076

Lebanon County

625 South Eighth Street
Lebanon, PA 17042-0870
Toll Free: 1-800-229-3926
Phone: 717-270-3600
LIHEAP 717-273-1641
FAX: 717-228-2589

Lehigh County

555 Union Blvd., Suite 3
Allentown, PA 18109-3389
Toll Free: 1-877-223-5956
Phone: 610-821-6509
FAX: 610-821-6705

Luzerne County

Wilkes-Barre District
205 South Washington Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-3298
Toll Free: 1-866-220-9320
Phone: 570-826-2100
LIHEAP: 570-826-2041
LIHEAP (crisis)
570-826-0510
FAX: 570-826-2178

Hazleton District
Center Plaza Building
10 West Chestnut Street
Hazleton, PA 18201-6409
Phone: 570-459-3800
LIHEAP: 570-459-3834
FAX: 570-459-3931

Lycoming County

400 Little League Boulevard
P.O. Box 127
Williamsport, PA 17703-0127
Toll Free: 1-877-867-4014
Phone: 570-327-3300
LIHEAP 570-327-3497
FAX: 570-321-6501

McKean County

68 Chestnut Street, Suite B
Braford, PA 16701-0016
Toll Free: 1-800-822-1108
Phone: 814-362-4671
FAX: 814-362-4959

Mercer County

2236 Highland Road
Hermitage, PA 16148-2896
Toll Free: 1-800-747-8405
Phone: 724-983-5000
LIHEAP 724-983-5022
FAX: 724-983-5706

Mifflin County

1125 Riverside Drive
Lewistown, PA 17044-1942
Toll Free: 1-800-382-5253
Phone: 717-248-6746
LIHEAP 717-242-6095
FAX: 717-242-6099

Monroe County

1972 W. Main Street, Suite 101
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-0232
Toll Free: 1-877-905-1495
Phone: 570-424-3030
LIHEAP 570-424-3517
FAX: 570-424-3915

Montgomery County

Norristown District
1931 New Hope Street
Norristown, PA 19401-3191
Toll Free: 1-877-398-5571
Phone: 610-270-3500
LIHEAP: 610-272-1752
FAX: 610-270-1678

Pottstown District
24 Robinson Street
Pottstown, PA 19464-5584
Toll Free: 1-800-641-3940
Phone: 610-327-4280
LIHEAP 610-272-1752
FAX: 610-327-4350

Montour County

327 Church Street
Danville, PA 17821-0278
Toll Free: 1-866-596-5944
Phone: 570-275-7430
LIHEAP 1-866-410-2093
FAX: 570-275-7433

Northampton County

201 Larry Holmes Drive
P.O. Box 10
Easton, PA 18044-0010
Toll Free: 1-800-349-5122
Phone: 610-250-1700
LIHEAP 610-250-1785/6
FAX: 610-250-1839

Northumberland County

320 Chestnut Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Toll Free: 1-800-368-8390
Phone: 570-988-5900
LIHEAP 570-988-5996
or 800-332-8583
FAX: 570-988-5918

Perry County

100 Centre Drive
P.O. Box 280
New Bloomfield, PA 17068-0280
Toll Free: 1-800-991-1929
Phone: 717-582-2127
LIHEAP 717-582-5038
FAX: 717-582-4187

Philadelphia County

Headquarters
801 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-560-7226
LIHEAP: 215-560-1583
FAX: 215-560-3214

Boulevard District
4109 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124-4508
Phone: 215-560-6500
FAX: 215-560-2087

Chelten District
301 East Chelten Avenue, 1st Flr.
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5751
Phone: 215-560-5200
FAX: 215-560-5251

Delancey District
5740 Market Street 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19139-3204
Phone: 215-560-3700
FAX: 215-560-2907

Elmwood District
5740 Market Street 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19139-3204
Phone: 215-560-3800
FAX: 215-560-2065

Glendale District
5201 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141-9943
Phone: 215-560-4600
FAX: 215-456-5103

Liberty District
219 East Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125-1099
Phone: 215-560-4000
FAX: 215-560-4065

Long Term and Independent Services District
5070 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215-560-5500
FAX: 215-560-1495

Ridge/Tioga District
1350 West Sedgley Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132-2498
Phone: 215-560-4900
FAX: 215-560-4938

Somerset District
2701 N. Broad Street, 2nd Flr.
Philadelphia, PA 19132-2743
Phone: 215-560-5400
FAX: 215-560-5403

South District
1163 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 Phone: 215-560-4400
FAX: 215-218-4650

Unity District
4111 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Phone: 215-560-6400
FAX: 215-560-2067

West District
5070 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-4747
Phone: 215-560-6100
FAX: 215-560-2053

Pike County

Milford Professional Park
Suite 101
10 Buist Road
Milford, PA 18337
Toll Free: 1-866-267-9181
Phone: 570-296-6114
LIHEAP 570-296-6114
FAX: 570-296-4183

Potter County

269 Route 6 West, Room 1
Coudersport, PA 16915-8465
Toll Free: 1-800-446-9896
Phone: 814-274-4900
FAX: 814-274-3635

Schuylkill County

2640 Woodglen Road
P.O. Box 1100
Pottsville, PA 17901-1341
Toll Free: 1-877-306-5439
Phone: 570-621-3000
LIHEAP 570-621-3072
FAX: 570-624-3334

Snyder County

83 Maple Lane
Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1302
Toll Free: 1-866-713-8584
Phone: 570-374-8126
LIHEAP: 570-372-1721
FAX: 570-374-6347

Somerset County

164 Stayrook Street
Somerset, PA 15501
Toll Free: 1-800-248-1607
Phone: 814-443-3681
LIHEAP 814-443-3683
FAX: 814-445-4352

Sullivan County

918 Main Street, Suite 2
P.O. Box 355
Laporte, PA 18626-0355
Toll Free: 1-877-265-1681
Phone: 570-946-7174
LIHEAP 570-946-7174
FAX: 570-946-7189

Susquehanna County

111 Spruce Street
P.O. Box 128
Montrose, PA 18801-0128
Toll Free: 1-888-753-6328
Phone: 570-278-3891
LIHEAP: 1-866-410-2093
FAX: 570-278-9508

Tioga County

11809 Route 6
Wellsboro, PA 16901-6764
Toll Free: 1-800-525-6842
Phone: 570-724-4051
LIHEAP 570-724-4051
FAX: 570-724-5612

Union County

Suite 300
1610 Industrial Boulevard
Lewisburg, PA 17837-1292
Toll Free: 1-877-628-2003
Phone: 570-524-2201
LIHEAP 570-522-5274
FAX: 570-524-2361

Venango County

530 13th Street
Franklin, PA 16323-0391
Toll Free: 1-877-409-2421
Phone: 814-437-4341/4342
LIHEAP 814-437-4354
FAX: 814-437-4441

Warren County

210 North Drive, Suite A
N. Warren, PA 16365
Toll Free: 1-800-403-4043
Phone: 814-723-6330
LIHEAP 814-726-2540
FAX: 814-726-1565

Washington County

167 North Main Street
Washington, PA 15301-4354
Toll Free: 1-800-835-9720
Phone: 724-223-4300
LIHEAP 724-223-5246
FAX: 724-223-4675

Valley District
595 Galiffa Drive
P.O. Box 592
Donora, PA 15033-0592
Toll Free: 1-800-392-6932
Phone: 724-379-1500
LIHEAP 724-379-1549
FAX: 724-379-1572

Wayne County

107 8th Street, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 229
Honesdale, PA 18431-0229
Toll Free: 1-877-879-5267
Phone: 570-253-7100
LIHEAP 570-253-7118
FAX: 570-253-7374

Westmoreland County

587 Sells Lane
Greensburg, PA 15601-4493
Toll Free: 1-800-905-5413
Phone: 724-832-5200
LIHEAP 724-832-5524
FAX: 724-832-5202

Donora/Valley District
595 Galiffa Drive
P.O. Box 592
Donora, PA 15033-0592
Toll Free: 1-800-238-9094
Phone: 724-379-1500
LIHEAP 724-832-5524
FAX: 724-379-1572

Alle-Kiski District
909 Industrial Boulevard
New Kensington, PA 15068-0132
Toll Free: 1-800-622-3527
Phone: 724-339-6800
LIHEAP 724-832-5524
FAX: 724-339-6850

Wyoming County

608 Hunter Highway, Suite 6
P.O. Box 490
Tunkhannock, PA 18657-0490
Toll Free: 1-877-699-3312
Phone: 570-836-5171
LIHEAP: 570-836-5171
FAX: 570-996-4141

York County

130 N. Duke Street
P.O. Box 15041
York, PA 17405-7041
Phone: 717-771-1100
Toll Free: 800-991-0929
LIHEAP
1-800-991-0929
FAX: 717-771-1261

***Source – PA Department of Human Services

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How to Apply for Food Stamps in Maryland Online

In today’s post we will outline how to apply for food stamps in Maryland online. Food stamps are a part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. SNAP is a federal program administered on the local level by the Maryland Department of Human Resources and local department Social Security offices. The program is meant to be a supplement to one’s income to help ensure nutritional needs are met.

Everyone has the right to apply for SNAP. In order to receive benefits in Maryland, you must first meet certain requirements. Eligibility for SNAP benefits are based on monthly income, expenses and the number of people living in your household. The amount of food benefits you receive (if any) are dependent on these factors. The income limit for SNAP is approximately 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). To find out whether you qualify to receive food assistance in Maryland, please refer to the monthly income limit chart below.

Apply for Food Stamps in Maryland Online

If you’re eligible to receive food assistance in Maryland, your benefits will be distributed through the state’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system. This system is a way of delivering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to a plastic, debit-like card called an EBT card, also known as the Independence card. Recipients can access their SNAP benefits at approved retail Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals.

Food benefits are deposited into recipients’ accounts on the same day each month (including holidays and weekends). Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Independence Card. You can use your Independence Card at any store or ATM, in the United States, Guam and the Virgin Islands, displaying the Quest logo.

If you wish to receive SNAP benefits, you can apply online, in person at your local Department of Social Services (DSS), or by mail or fax. If you would like to apply in-person or by mail/fax, you can download the SNAP application here. To apply in person, please go to your local county Department of Social Services office. To apply online, keep reading below and follow our step-by-step guide on how to apply for food stamps in Maryland online.

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Maryland Online:

Step 1 – Do you qualify to receive SNAP Benefits?

Before going through the process of applying for benefits, it’s important that you determine whether you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits in Maryland. To see if you qualify, use the SNAP pre-screening tool, available through the Maryland myDHR online tool. This tool will help determine whether you qualify for benefits and what benefits you might receive. To complete the pre-screening tool, please access the following page and click “Am I Eligible for Benefits?” You will be asked to answer questions about your income, expenses and the people in your house. It’s important that you have that information ready.

Step 2 – Apply for Maryland SNAP Benefits

Once you’ve completed the pre-screening tool, the next step is to submit your SNAP application. To apply online, visit the through the Maryland myDHR online tool and click “Applying for Benefits” and then “Create an Account.” Your SNAP application should include as much information related to your household’s monthly expenses and income as possible, as well as information for all members of your SNAP household. You have 30 days to complete the application and submit it. Applications submitted after 5 p.m. on a weekday or on a weekend or holiday will be date stamped and effective the next business day. Once you’ve completed the application, please click submit and it will automatically be transferred to your local DSS for processing.

 Apply for Food Stamps in Maryland Online

Step 3 – Complete an Interview

Once your application has been received, your local DSS office will contact you to set up an interview (in-person or over the phone) to review your application.  At the time of your interview, the county official will attempt to verify all information provided on your application. They may also request additional information from the household in the event that the information you provided cannot be verified during the interview. The county official will let you know what information you will need to provide during the interview. If you need assistance obtaining this information, please discuss this at the time of the interview. This step is a required interview process that must be completed in order to receive SNAP benefits in Maryland. All information is confidential.

Step 4 – Maryland EBT Card

If you’ve made it to step four then that means you’ve been approved to receive SNAP benefits in the state of Maryland! You’ll be receiving your Independence card in the mail within a few days. The Independence card is a safe and easy way to get and use your benefits. You can’t use your card without a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Be sure to set up your 4-digit PIN once your EBT card is received in the mail. Do not share this number with anyone.

You can use your Independence card anywhere you see the Quest logo, and every time you use your card, you get a receipt showing the amount of benefits left in your account. You can also receive cash back on approved food purchases at eligible grocery stores.

We hope you found this guide useful when applying for SNAP benefits in Maryland. If you have any questions or problems during the application process, please be sure to leave your feedback below. We love to hearing from you! Please let us know if there anything else we can do to help your EBT application process.

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How to Apply for Food Stamps in South Carolina Online

In today’s post we will outline how to apply for food stamps in South Carolina online. Food stamps are a part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides monthly benefits to help low-income households purchase the food they need for good health. The food assistance program helps those people who are working and need help to stretch their income to purchase food for their household. SNAP is a federal program administered on the local level by the South Carolina Department of Social Services. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The program is meant to be a supplement to one’s income to help ensure nutritional needs are met.

In order to be eligible for SNAP benefits in South Carolina, you must first meet certain requirements. Eligibility for SNAP benefits are based on monthly income, expenses and the number of people living in your household.  The income limit for SNAP is approximately 130 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).  For example, a family of three whose income is $26,124 per year ($2,177 per month) or less may qualify for benefits.  A single person who earns $15,312 per year ($1,276/month) or less may qualify for SNAP. The average monthly SNAP benefit in South Carolina is $261. To find out whether you qualify to receive food assistance in South Carolina, please refer to the monthly income limit chart below.

Apply for Food Stamps in South Carolina Online

If you’re eligible to receive food assistance in South Carolina, your benefits will be distributed through the state’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system. This system is a way of delivering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to a plastic, debit-like card called an EBT card. Recipients can access their SNAP benefits at approved retail Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals.

The South Carolina EBT card can be used at any participating store displaying the EBT logo. Each South Carolina SNAP approved household will be issued an EBT card. Your benefits are delivered to your EBT card on the same day each month (including weekends and holidays). Benefits can be used to purchase food such as breads and cereals, non-alcoholic beverages, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, dairy products and more. For a full list of eligible items, check out the list here.

If you wish to receive SNAP benefits, you can apply online, in person at your local Department of Social Services (DSS), or by mail or fax. To apply in person, mail or fax, please contact your local county DSS office. To apply online, follow our step-by-step guide below on how to apply for food stamps in South Carolina online.

How to Apply for Food Stamps in South Carolina Online:

Step 1 – Do you qualify to receive SNAP Benefits?

Before going through the process of applying for benefits, it’s important that you determine whether you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits in South Carolina. To see if you qualify, use the SNAP pre-screening tool, available through the South Carolina Multi-Agency Partnership Portal. This tool will help you see what benefits you might receive. To complete the pre-screening tool, please access the following page and fill out the form. You will be asked to answer questions about your income, expenses and the people in your house. It’s important that you have that information ready.

Step 2 – Apply for Mississippi SNAP Benefits

Once you’ve completed the pre-screening tool, the next step is to submit your SNAP application. To apply online, visit the through the South Carolina Multi-Agency Partnership Portal and click “Apply Now.” Your SNAP application should include as much information related to your household’s monthly expenses and income as possible, as well as information for all members of your SNAP household. The application should take 30 minutes or less for you to complete – depending on the size of your household. Once you’ve completed the application, please submit it for processing.

Apply for Food Stamps in South Carolina Online

Step 3 – Complete an Interview

Once your application has been received, your local county office will contact you to set up an interview (in-person or over the phone) to review your application.  At the time of your interview, the county official will attempt to verify all information provide on your application during your SNAP interview. They may also request additional information from the household in the event that the information you provided cannot be verified during the interview. The county official will let you know what information you will need to provide during the interview. If you need assistance obtaining this information, please discuss this at the time of the interview. This step is a required interview process that must be completed in order to receive SNAP benefits in South Carolina. All information is confidential.

Step 4 – South Carolina EBT Card

If you’ve made it to step four then that means you’ve been approved to receive SNAP benefits in the state of South Carolina! You’ll be receiving your debit-like South Carolina EBT card in the mail in a few days. Your card is to be used exactly like a debit card at point-of-sale terminals. Be sure to set up your 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) once your EBT card is received in the mail. Do not share this number with anyone.

If you wish to know the current balance on your EBT card, you can find out the balance of your EBT card at any time using any of the following options:

  • Logging into your South Carolina EBT account, here.
  • Performing a “balance-inquiry-only” transaction on the POS terminal at the grocery store.
  • Reviewing the last EBT transaction receipt. Your current account balance will be printed on the bottom of each EBT receipt.

We hope you found this guide useful when applying for SNAP benefits in South Carolina. If you have any questions or problems during the application process, please be sure to leave your feedback below. We love to hearing from you! Please let us know if there anything else we can do to help your EBT application process.

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