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Replacement SNAP Benefits

Brooklyn Community Board 2

Citywide


Governor Cuomo has announced that New York State has received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to replace food lost by recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps, in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Under this grant, recipients of SNAP will be automatically issued 50 percent of monthly benefits to replace food lost as a result of the storm. SNAP recipients in hard hit areas will be able to purchase hot and prepared foods with their benefits. Visit the website for more information.

Households that do not currently receive SNAP assistance can check their eligibility quickly and easily, and apply online, by visiting myBenefits.ny.gov. New Yorkers can also use New York City's ACCESS NYC, an online service for New York City residents to apply for SNAP and other City, State and Federal benefit programs.

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