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New York State. Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


Also Known As:SNAP
Address:40 North Pearl Street Albany NY 12243
Telephone(s):1-800-342-3009 518-473-1090
World Wide Web: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/snap/


Description:

SNAP monthly benefits can be used to purchase food at authorized retail food stores. SNAP benefits help low-income working people, seniors, the disabled and others feed their families. Benefits are provided through an electronic benefit card, similar to a debit or credit card. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income, expenses and other factors.




Eligibility Requirements:

If your income (based on your family size) is less than or equal to the amounts in the charts below (http://otda.ny.gov/programs/snap/), you may be eligible for SNAP benefits. If your household's gross income is below these amounts, it does not ensure that you will be eligible for a benefit. A SNAP budget must be calculated for your household in order to determine eligibility and benefit amount. The only way to determine if your household is eligible for SNAP benefits is to apply.




Target Groups(By Need):Disabilities, People withLow-IncomeOlder Adults