Additional food assistance in June

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ALBANY – All households participating in the Supplemental Assistance Program (SNAP), including those already at the maximum level of benefits, will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of state funding into the state.

The emergency assistance supplement is provided to all households, including those that ordinarily receive the maximum allowable benefit per month on SNAP, a federally funding program overseen by the state.

Those households already near or at the maximum benefit level – $835 for a household of four – will receive a supplemental payment of at least $95.

New Yorkers continued to rely heavily on SNAP recipients in spring, with more than 1.6 million households, including more than 2.8 million state residents, enrolled in the program in April.