Important snap updates amid COVID-19 pandemic
Now immigrants can access critical nutrition Programs and not be consider a public charge.
SNAP Maximum allotment – benefits has increased to 15% from January 1, 2021 to September 30,2021
Emergency Allotment of SNAP Benefits: The Families First Act (FFA) of 2020 is providing funding for a supplemental to all SNAP household that did not received the maximum SNAP benefit amount allowed for their household size since March 2020 – March 2021
The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments have been extended until September 06,2021. An additional $300 is provided each week to those receiving the Unemployment Insurance Benefit. *When determining clients’ eligibility for SNAP, HEAP, or other emergency and ongoing temporary assistance, these payments should be excluded as income or resource from clients’ budgets.
SNAP re-certifications expiring in April 2021 through June 2021 were extended for 6 months. *If SNAP participant did not previously get an extension due to COVID-19, they may be eligible.
SNAP Periodic Report – No negative action taken for failing to return report mailer between April 2021 –June 2021
SNAP – Students from State University of New York (SUNY) or City University of New York (CUNY) colleges or an Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) are eligible for SNAP
Federal Emergency Relief Act-SNAP Student Eligibility: The SNAP student Eligibility work rules have been changed in two ways: 1. A student is eligible if they are eligible to participate in state or federal work-study regardless of If the student is actively employed or participating in work study; and 2. Any student that has an “Expected family contribution” of $0 may participate in SNAP if otherwise eligible
If you need assistance, please call Food Bank’s SNAP Call Center at (212) 894-8060, Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM and our staff will help you through the process to apply or re-certification for SNAP. We will submit applications and documents directly to HRA.