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 was part of a provision set forth by the Families First Corona Virus Response Act of 2020.
The recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 ends the Emergency Supplemental SNAP benefits as of February 2023. As a result, February 2023 will be the last month the Emergency supplemental benefits will be received. Effective March 2023 SNAP households will no longer receive Emergency Supplemental SNAP benefits.
Questions and Answers on this topic can be found by selecting the link below and visiting the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website.
OTDA has prepared a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for SNAP households.