ALBANY, New York (WWTI) — Governor Kathy Hochul announced Friday that households enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum level of benefits this month.
Hochul also announced that in May, all SNAP households will receive supplemental allotments totaling nearly $234 in additional food assistance.
New York is providing COVID payments to low-income families with children.
This emergency assistance supplement is available to all households, including those already receiving maximum benefits.
“While New York is rebuilding stronger than ever before, far too many households are struggling with food insecurity,” Governor Hochul said in a press release. “By providing the highest level of food assistance to those in need, we can assist struggling households in making ends meet and keeping food on the table.” This funding will assist countless families in avoiding the heartbreaking prospect of food insecurity as we work together to ensure a more prosperous future for all New Yorkers.”
Furthermore, in the event of supply chain shortages or recalls, these benefits can be used to purchase baby food and formula in New York.
These additional benefits should be available to SNAP households in all counties outside of New York City by Saturday, May 21. Benefits should be available to SNAP households in the five-county New York City region by Saturday, May 28.