Additional benefits going to SNAP recipients for January
Mid-Hudson News reports that Governor Kathy Hochul has announced all state residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits in January. All households participating in SNAP, including families already at the maximum level of benefits, will get a supplemental allotment this month. SNAP is a federally funded program overseen by the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. All households will receive a supplement of at least $95. “These temporary additional food benefits have helped hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers avoid food insecurity at a time when so many are struggling with household budgets that have been stretched thin,” Hochul said. “This assistance has helped New York’s recovery from the pandemic by helping families and individuals put healthy, nutritious food on the table — providing much-needed relief to New Yorkers.” Read the full story at Mid-HudsonNews [dot] com.