Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with the focus on nutrition. The program issues monthly benefits redeemable at authorized food retail stores with an EBT card. Eligibility and benefits levels are based on household size and income. Visit myBenefits.ny.gov and click “Am I eligible?” to check your eligibility for SNAP.
The SNAP income limits enable a families’ earnings to be up to 130% of the poverty level to qualify. To help in the transition to self-sufficiency, SNAP can be continued for families leaving temporary assistance to move into the workplace. For more information on SNAP please visit: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/snap/
Regulations state that certain household members must apply together. These individuals would include spouses who reside together, children under the age of 22 residing with their parent, and any minors under 18 living with an adult who provides parental control. This would include non-related household members who buy and prepare meals together.
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