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SNAP benefits increased through June

Feb 03, 2021 5:45 am

News10 [dot] com is reporting the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has announced that state residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will receive a 15 percent increase when their regular monthly food benefits are issued, as part of an increase that will continue through June. Plus, households not already receiving the maximum allowable benefits will receive a supplemental award later this month to bring them to this level for February. “There is no denying the economic struggles so many New Yorkers are experiencing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mike Hein, commissioner of OTDA, which administers SNAP in New York State. “These additional food benefits will help millions of New Yorkers to put food on the table and provide a welcome economic stimulus to local retailers throughout the state.” Read the full story at news10 [dot] com.