ROCHESTER, 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.
Gov. Kathy Hochul made the announcement Monday, saying all households in the program will get a supplemental allotment in August, even if they have already reached the maximum level of benefits.
“No New Yorker should face the prospect of not being able to provide adequate food to feed their household,” Governor 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.”
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.
For those who live in the New York City area, benefits will be posted between Tuesday, Aug. 16 and Monday, Aug. 29. For folks who live outside New York City, payments will be posted between Monday, Aug.15 and Friday, Aug. 19.