550.1 General Policy

Unemployment Compensation (UC) Reduction for 2023, PFS-21263-550 (Published March 13, 2023)

Treatment of Partnership Income, PFS-21167-550 (Published December 19, 2022)

Treatment of Donation-Based Crowdfunding, Digital Wallets, Cryptocurrency, and Gift Cards, PFS-20914-550 (Published June 1, 2022)

Processing Overpayments for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Income, PFS-20661-550 (Published March 23, 2022)

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Payments, PFS-20654-550 (Published December 9, 2021)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Emergency Allotments and 15 percent Benefit Increase, PFS-20610-550 (Published August 18, 2021)

Chafee Foster Care Program payments under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260), PFS-20589-550 (Published August 9, 2021)

2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Payment, PFS-20577-550 (Published July 27, 2021)

Extension of Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Unemployment Benefits, PFS-20515-550 (Published June 22, 2021)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Overpayments, PFS-20500-550 (Published May 26, 2021)

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Benefit Status “In Progress”, PFS-20488-550 (Published May 18, 2021)

Client appears over income on application, PFS-20425-550 (Published April 12, 2021)

How should the County Assistance Office (CAO) adjust the Unemployment Compensation (UC) payment at application when a copy of a Claim Confirmation Letter is provided?, PFS-20418-550 (Published March 30, 2021)

15 Percent Increase in SNAP and Emergency Allotment, PFS-20319-550 (Published February 8, 2021)

Finalizing or Continuing the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Unemployment Compensation (UC) Income received due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency, PFS-20244-550 (Published January 12, 2021)

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Payments, PFS-20275-550 (Published January 7, 2021)

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133) expands provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 Economic Stimulus Payments, PFS-20268-550 (Published January 5, 2021)

Pennsylvania has been approved to pay an extra $300 per week in disaster assistance benefits as part of the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), PFS-20115-550 (Published September 16, 2020)

Counting Hazard Pay for All Programs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency, PFS-19921-550 (Published August 25, 2020, Revised October 16, 2020)

Verifying Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Unemployment Compensation (UC) Income received due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency, PFS-20081-550 (Published August 19, 2020)

Unemployment Income Regarding the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Payment (FPUC), PFS-20032-550 (Published July 10, 2020, Revised July 28, 2020)

Additional $600 payment in Unemployment Compensation, PFS-19961-550 (Published May 14, 2020)

Decrease or Termination of Income Due to the Coronavirus, PFS-19804-550 (Published March 23, 2020)

Paying Court Ordered Support to Child in the Household, PFS-19479-550 (Published July 11, 2019)

Treatment of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps vista income, PFS-19479-550 (Published June 12, 2019)

Treatment of Overpaid Wages By Employer, PFS-18335-550 (Published July 26, 2018)


To determine a household's eligibility and benefit amount, the CAO must count all earned income and unearned income not specifically excluded in this chapter.  See Section 550.5.

7 CFR § 273.9(b)

Updated June 12, 2019, replacing July 26, 2018