New Yorkers who are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will now receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for the month of January. Governor Hochul made the announcement yesterday.
Households that participate in SNAP, including those who already are at the maximum level benefits, will now receive an additional supplemental allotment this month. Totaling nearly $234 million dollars in federal funding to 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,” Governor Hochul said.
More than 1.6 million households in the state rely on SNAP benefits, totaling 2.8 million New Yorkers.