JAMESTOWN – Those enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, are slated to receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits through September.
New York’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance says the increase is thanks to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan which calls for a 15% increase in SNAP benefits.
With the 15% increase factored in, the maximum benefit level in New York State for an individual is $234 and $782 for a family of four.
The agency says the additional food benefits will be distributed starting this week and continuing through the end of the month.
Initially due to expire in June, the bump in food benefits will provide about $30 more per person, per month, or about $120 more per month for a household of four, according to federal estimates.