New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said that residents in New York will receive an additional benefit in SNAP up to $1,504 this December.
SNAP Benefits in New York
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aims to help millions of Americans to meet their daily needs and buy nutritious food. However, not all states participate in this program and the amount that each resident receive varies on the state where they lived.
According to Governor Kathy Hochul, households registered in New York’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would receive increased food payments in December. According to Hochul, all program participants in New York will get the maximum amount of food assistance for December. Federal money of around $234 million will be used to provide additional benefits.
New York Gov. Hochul Released A Statement
Gov. Hochul said, “These additional benefits have continued to help struggling New Yorkers keep themselves and their families fed throughout the pandemic and now in the face of higher grocery prices due to global inflation. The $234 million for SNAP will provide relief to New Yorkers in need during the holiday season and cold winter months when household budgets are especially strained.”
Additionally, each eligible household will receive an amount of at least $95. A family with a household size of eight members will all receive a total amount of $1,504, according to a report published in News 10. Residents in New York should receive their added SNAP benefits on Dec.28. On the other hand, SNAP households outside of New York City should see their benefits posted by December 22.