New York’s SNAP provides food assistance to low-income workers, seniors, and people with disabilities. Benefits are paid monthly to SNAP accounts linked to EBT cards, which can be used to purchase eligible groceries at authorized grocery stores, select retail outlets and farmers’ markets.
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SNAP in New York is administered by two different agencies. If you live in New York, the Human Resources Administration of the Department of Human Services is in charge of SNAP benefits. Outside of New York, SNAP is managed by the New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
To verify your eligibility for SNAP outside of New York, you must apply. You can apply for New York’s SNAP through myBenefits.ny.gov – or print and mail (or fax) the SNAP application to your local Department of Social Services.
If you live in New York, you can apply through the ACCESS HRA online portal. You can also pick up an application at the nearest SNAP center or call the NYC Infoline at 1-718-557-1399 to have an application mailed to you.
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New York has two SNAP schedules: one for New York City and one for the state. Here is the June 2022 payment schedule for New York State, excluding the five New York boroughs:
|File number ending with:||deposit date|
|0 or 1||June 1|
Here is the NYC SNAP schedule for June 2022:
|Toe number (last digit of your file number)||Payment date|
In New York, actual filing dates change from month to month.
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