Since March 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been approving Extra food stamps benefits to be distributed to states in response to the COVID-19 emergency. One of the questions we often get is this: Are we getting extra food stamps this month in New York? In this post, we will answer the question, including how much in extra food stamps you are likely to get and whether there will be extra benefits for next month – November 2022.
Additionally, we will provide information on whether extra food stamps will be issued next month for November 2022.
Also, some states have decided to cut back or completely stop issuing extra food stamps benefits. We will provide a list of these states.
Lastly, we will update you on how long the extra food stamps benefits will last and when the USDA will stop issuing them.
Are we getting Extra Food Stamps This Month in New York?
Yes, New York has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022.
For the month of October 2022, over 1.6 million (1,629,000) New Yorkers are eligible for extra SNAP benefits.
The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will issue $234,425,000 in extra food stamp benefits.
To find out when your Extra SNAP benefits will be deposited into your EBT card for October, see our post on New York Extra Food Stamps for October 2022.
Will New York Issue Extra Food Stamps Next Month?
Yes, the current COVID-19 emergency declaration, which was set to expire on October 15, 2022, was recently extended by the Biden Administration for another 90 days, through January 2023.
Therefore, states that are currently issuing extra SNAP benefits will be expected to issue benefits in November 2022.
Additionally, based on the recent extension of the COVID-19 emergency declaration, New York state will likely continue to issue extra food stamps benefits through February 2023.
Will I get extra SNAP benefits?
YES, everyone who receives New York SNAP benefits will receive an Emergency Allotment (EA).
How much you will get in Extra SNAP benefits (Emergency Allotment) depends on the following:
- 1) your household size, and
- 2) if you are already getting the maximum benefit amount for your household (see maximum allotment chart below).
If the SNAP benefits you got in October were less than the maximum amount for your household size, your EA will bring you up to the maximum benefit.
For example, if you are a 3-person household and got $400 in SNAP, you will get $340 to bring you up to the $740 maximum benefit.
However, if you got the maximum SNAP benefit amount for your household size in October, you will get an EA of $95.
There is no extra paperwork needed to receive Emergency Allotment benefits. You will get your EA automatically.
See the New York SNAP Payment Schedule for when regular food stamps benefits are deposited each month.
The table below provides the Maximum New York SNAP benefits based on household size.
New York Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefit by Household Size
(Oct 1 2022-Sept 30 2023)
|Each add’l person
How long will Extra SNAP benefits Last?
Extra Food Stamps Allotments are tied to the federal Public Health Emergency, which has currently been extended through January 2023.
According to ABC News:
“The Biden administration said Thursday that the COVID-19 public health emergency will continue through Jan. 11 as officials brace for a spike in cases this winter.”
Whether the emergency declaration is extended beyond January 2023 depends largely on whether COVID-19 cases dramatically increase this winter or perhaps due to the arrival of a COVID-19 strain that is more contagious and dangerous than expected.
60 Day Notice
However, the HHS has promised states a 60 days advance notice before the COVID-19 emergency declaration is ended.
This means that it is reasonable to expect that extra SNAP benefits will be issued through February 2023 at least.
Also, we will not know the definite end date of the extra SNAP program until we get the 60-day notice from the HHS.
How do I contact the Food Stamps Office in my County?
See below for the list of food stamps offices in New York State:
New York City Food Stamps Offices
Upstate New York Food Stamps Offices
Here’s the bottom line:
The extra SNAP benefits program will probably last through February 2023.
If you have not received your New York extra SNAP benefits for October 2022, contact the Department of Social Services.
We hope this post on the question – “Are we getting Extra Food Stamps This Month in New York?” was helpful.
If you have further questions about New York Food Stamps or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
Also, be sure to check out our other articles about NY SNAP and EBT, including: