New York State SNAP Recipients to Receive Maximum Benefits in February

By Hamodia Staff

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that New York State households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum benefit this month. Households will receive a monthly supplementary payment of at least $95.

The additional benefits began during the COVID-19 pandemic starting in April 2020, with emergency supplemental benefits for those households receiving less than the maximum benefit amount.\

Although New York’s emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic ended in June 2021, state officials have secured an additional benefit from the federal government through at least February. The money will provide support for families as inflation has raised the costs for food products and will infuse $234 million into the state economy.

“These temporary additional food benefits have helped hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers avoid food insecurity at a time when so many are struggling with household budgets that have been stretched thin,” Hochul said. “This assistance has helped New York’s recovery from the pandemic by helping families and individuals put healthy, nutritious food on the table — providing much needed relief to New Yorkers.”

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