ALBANY – Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for October.
All households participating in SNAP – including those already at the maximum level of benefits – will receive a supplemental allotment later this month, which will result in an infusion of about $230 million in federal funding into the state’s economy.
“During this unprecedented time as we continue to battle a public health crisis, we need to make sure every New Yorker does not have to experience hunger and food insecurity,” Hochul said. “By supporting food benefits during this difficult time, we are helping to ensure that everyone in this state gets a much-needed helping hand so they can make ends meet, support themselves and their families, and be successful.”
The emergency assistance supplement will be provided to households that do not ordinarily receive the maximum allowable benefit per month on SNAP – a federally-funded program administered by the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Those households already near or at the maximum benefit level will receive a supplemental payment of at least $95.