December: New Yorkers Will Receive Additional SNAP Benefits
NEW YORK (PIX11) – New York’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program with the households enrolled there will get additional benefits in food this month of December. Gov. Kathy Hochul said all New Yorkers that are in the program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for December. Supplemental benefits will come from worth up to $234 million in federal funding.
The additional benefits have continued to help and support the struggling New Yorkers with keeping themselves and their starving families fed throughout the scary pandemic and due to global inflation now in the face of higher grocery prices.
According to a published post by New York StateHochul, said that the $234 million for SNAP will provide ease to New Yorkers that have needs and necessities during the cold holiday season and frosty winter months when household budgets are especially strained and out of shape.
Officials said households that are enrolled will be given a supplement of at least $95. SNAP households that are outside of New York City will see their benefits posted by the officials on December 22. by December 28, SNAP households that are in NYC should be able to see their benefits posted. It is expected that the supplemental benefits are going to continue through February 2022.
All SNAP Households are to Receive at Least the Maximum Level of Food Benefits for December
The payments will be issued straight to the existing Electronic Benefit Transfer accounts. Those unused benefits will automatically be carried over for the following month. on the website of the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, other households can also apply for there for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Temporary and Disability Assistance and their office officially started the issue of emergency supplemental benefits to households in April 2020 that are receiving smaller than the maximum amount of monthly SNAP benefits.
They worked with the federal government and so is the agency after New York State in June 2021 when the emergency declaration expired just to secure the maximum amount for the SNAP households until the federal declaration of a public health emergency expires in January.
According to the governor’s office more than roughly 1.6 million New York households, including 2.8 million New Yorkers and more, participated in SNAP in October, a rise of over 2% from last year’s October.