The following information is intended as an informational resource for advocates working with the Guild Food Stamp Clinic.
To calculate an estimate of a client’s food stamp eligibility, you can refer to this excel spreasheet.
Food Stamp Law
County Assistance Office Case Workers refer to PA’s Dep’t of Public Welfare “Food Stamp Handbook”: http://services.dpw.state.pa.us/oimpolicymanuals/manuals/bop/fs/index.htm
This handbook, however, is drawn mostly from the Code of Federal Regulations and also from the Pennsylvania Code.
The Department of Agriculture regulations governing food stamps can be found at 7 C.F.R. 271 through 7 C.F.R. 283 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=c5778aa81303fbd390e16a1c181a9bef&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title07/7cfrv4_02.tpl
The Pertinent provisions of the PA Code can be found here: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/055/chapter501/chap501toc.html