New York households that obtain advantages underneath the Supplemental Diet Help Program are set to as soon as once more obtain the utmost allowable support this month, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s workplace on Friday introduced.
The extra support means a family of 4 folks receiving $939 a month will see an extra cost of at the least $95, Hochul’s workplace stated.
The extra cost underneath the SNAP program comes amid sustained inflation ranges which have spiked this 12 months, forcing up the price of groceries and different staples for households.
“SNAP is considered one of our biggest instruments in addressing meals insecurity amongst New Yorkers, particularly those that are nonetheless affected by the financial fallout attributable to the pandemic,” Hochul stated. “These funds will assist New Yorkers buy wholesome, nutritious meals for themselves and their households, whereas liberating up assets for different family wants.”
Households exterior of New York Metropolis will see the extra advantages submit by subsequent Wednesday. For New York Metropolis, the advantages will submit Nov. 28.
About 1.6 million households in New York depend on SNAP advantages, and have elevated by 2.5% since September 2021.