Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)has automatically issued Emergency supplemental SNAP benefits to households not already receiving the maximum benefit since February 2021. 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.

OTDA has prepared a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for SNAP households.