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New Yorkers to receive increased SNAP benefits in April

New York residents enrolled in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum benefit for the month of April.

According to a press release from New York state, SNAP recipients will continue to receive the maximum food benefits for their households. Additionally, households already receiving at or near the maximum level will receive a supplemental payment of $95 per month due to the March 11 passage of the federal American Rescue Plan (H.R.1319), which also extended through September the 15 percent increase in SNAP benefits that had been set to expire in June.

The emergency supplemental assistance will be provided to SNAP households that would not ordinarily receive the maximum allowable benefit per month. The increase in benefits will provide $30 more per person or $120 per household.

For more information on the emergency supplemental SNAP benefits, visit otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19.

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