All New Yorkers enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allotted food benefits for March.
The measure announced by Governor Kathy Hochul on Thursday, March 10 will provide all enrolled households with a supplemental SNAP allotment this month, including those who have already reached the maximum level of benefits. The extra benefits amount to $232 million in federal funding in total.
“No New Yorker should struggle to put food on the table,” said Hochul, according to a press release. “Ensuring eligible New Yorkers get the maximum level of food benefits will bring much-needed relief to millions of New Yorkers, ensuring no one gets left behind as our economic recovery moves forward.”
All SNAP households outside of New York City can expect to see extra benefits posted to their account by end of day on Thursday, March 17. Those already at or near the maximum benefit level- $835 for a household of four- will receive at least $95.
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