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SNAP Participants in New York will Receive at Least Additional $95 in December

The emergency allotments (EA) schedule for families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was published by the New York State Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance (OTDA) in December.

In addition to their monthly benefits, SNAP participants will once more get at least $95 per month. Benefits from the SNAP program have been essential for the lifestyles of many New Yorkers, including 14% of the state’s citizens in the previous year.

According to OTDA’s most current report, SNAP was used by more than 1.6 million families, including more than 2.8 million New Yorkers, across the state as of September 2022.

Here are some essential details concerning the advantages of supplemental food:

  • All SNAP participants, even those who are already receiving the maximum number of benefits, will get extra support.
  • An extra payment of at least $95 will be given to families that are presently at or close to the maximum benefit level, which is $939 for a family of four.
  • Benefits will be posted from December 12 to December 27.
  • The payments should post to SNAP families in the five districts between Tuesday, December 13, and Tuesday, December 27.

Supplemental Benefits will Work Similarly to Regular SNAP

The recipients’ existing Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) accounts will receive the payments directly, and current EBT cards can be used to access them. The supplemental benefits are also redeemable at approved retail food outlets, just like the standard benefits. Benefits that are not used in one month will automatically roll over to the next.

The additional benefits will send an additional $234 million in federal funding into New York’s economy. The initiative has given the state’s economy over $2 billion since January, significantly helping in the state’s post-pandemic economic recovery.

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