New York residents who receive food stamps, or SNAP benefits ,can expect the maximum amount for the month of October.
The announcement was made by Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday.
Every household, including those who already see the maximum amount of food stamps, will see extra this month.
Supplemental benefits are expected to continue through February 2023.
Emergency food stamps, or SNAP benefits, in New York State and how it works
According to My Twin Tiers, Hochul stated that emergency supplemental benefits have been a huge factor in battling food insecurity in New York State.
“No New Yorker should struggle to make ends meet and put food on the table, and the $234 million in additional SNAP funds will provide much-needed relief and support for our most vulnerable communities,” Hochul said.
If your household already receives the maximum amount of food stamps, you’ll still see an additional $95 for October.
Households outside of New York City should have seen their EBT card loaded by Oct. 21. Those in New York City can expect their food stamps to be on their EBT card between Oct. 25 and Oct. 28.
Household size and maximum SNAP benefits they can expect
- 1 person, $250
- 2 people, $459
- 3 people, $658
- 4 people, $835
- 5 people, $992
- 6 people, $1,190
- 7 people, $1,316
- 8 people, $1,504
- Additional people over 8, $188 per person
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