When Does DTA Give Clothing Allowance 2022?
It’s nearly time to start thinking about the upcoming year and what benefit programs you may be eligible for as a recipient of the Department of Temporary Assistance’s (DTA) clothing allowance. Here’s what you need to know about when and how much money you could get in 2022.
Before you can get the clothing allowance, you need to meet some eligibility requirements. You must be receiving TAFDC, EAEDC, or SNAP benefits and you must be a dependent or a primary caretaker of a dependent.
When does DTA distribute the clothing allowance?
In 2022, DTA will distribute the clothing allowance in July and August. Applicants must file their request for a clothing allowance by June 10th of that year in order to receive the money by August.
Amount of Allowance
The clothing allowance amount can vary from year to year and is determined by DTA. Generally, the maximum allowance for an individual is $200 per program year. It’s important to note that the clothing allowance is a single payment, meaning the amount you receive cannot change over the year.
How to Request the Allowance
There are two ways to request the clothing allowance:
- Online: You can request the allowance through your myCOMPASS PA account. You will need to provide information related to your eligibility such as your TAFDC, EAEDC, or SNAP benefit status, how many dependents you have, and your household’s income.
- By phone: Call the DTA Customer Service Line at 1-800-692-7462 and provide the same information listed above.
Once you’ve requested the allowance, you will receive a notification from DTA with information about when and how you will be receiving your payment.
The clothing allowance can help you provide for your family, so be sure to submit your application on time to make sure you receive the money when you need it. Good luck!