The Pennsylvania Food Stamp program has been converted to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. The new plan provides funding to people who meet the program requirements. The funding is sent to the individual through an electronic benefits card which can be used at any food store.
The state of Pennsylvania COMPASS website offers a simple means of submitting an application online. Once the online form has been completed and submitted, the applicant is informed as to whether he or she is approved for the program.
It is also possible to apply in person for the benefits. Applicants simply visit their local office and speak to a representative about making an application. The paper form can then be filled out and submitted in person. Applicants can also complete the forms at home and return them completed at a later date.
To apply for SNAP benefits it will also be necessary to make some basic information available. It is important to be able to show American citizenship, proof of being a resident in Pennsylvania and the number of people living in the household.