SNAP recipients to receive additional benefits for January

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ALBANY – Governor Kathy Hochul announced that all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for January.

All households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – including those already at the maximum level of benefits – will receive a supplemental allotment this month.

“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,” the governor 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.”

The emergency assistance supplement will be provided to all households receiving SNAP benefits, a federally funded program overseen by the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

All households, including those already receiving the maximum benefit for the household’s size and households that formerly would have received a monthly supplement of less than $95, will receive a supplement of at least $95.