ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — All New York State residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—SNAP—will receive the maximum level of food benefits for the month of August. According to the governor’s office, households already near or at the maximum benefit level—$835 for a household of four—will receive a supplemental payment of at least $95.
“No New Yorker should face the prospect of not being able to provide adequate food to feed their household,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “These added benefits help to alleviate this aching concern for hundreds of thousands of individuals and families still struggling to make ends meet amid the ongoing economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Hochul made the announcement Monday, saying that all households in the program will get a supplemental allotment in August, even if they have already reached the maximum level of benefits. The supplemental payments will be posted between Monday, August 15, and Friday, August 19 for those outside New York City. The New York City region should see benefits posted between Tuesday, August 16, and Monday, August 29.