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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will automatically issue an Emergency supplemental SNAP benefit to households not already receiving the maximum benefit. This action is part of a provision set forth by the Families First Corona Virus Response Act of 2020. Households currently not receiving the maximum benefit will receive the Emergency supplemental SNAP benefit to increase their current benefit amount to the maximum amount for their household size. New York State OTDA will issue the Emergency supplemental benefits to all SNAP households NOT already receiving the maximum benefit for the month of February 2021.

Households who already received the maximum benefit amount for their household size in February 2021 are not eligible for this supplement.

For further information, please follow the link to OTDA’s COVID-19 SNAP informational webpage 

OTDA has prepared a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for SNAP households. The FAQs may be accessed at this link: