If you are ready to apply for SNAP benefits (food stamps) in New York city, you can apply online by clicking here. You can also visit one of the New York City SNAP office locations (SNAP Centers) to get help with the following:

  • Apply for New York City benefits in person
  • Check the Status of a New York City Application
  • Renew/recertify your benefits
  • Go for a New York City Interview Appointment
  • Get help with your New York City benefits

New York City SNAP offices are run by the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), also referred to as the Department of Social Services.

Also, for each New York City SNAP office listed below, we have included the phone number, fax number and hours of operation.

Furthermore, we have provided below a list of frequently asked questions that New York City SNAP applicants call their local SNAP offices for.

Read through the questions and see if you can save yourself time by getting your question answered here.

That way, you don’t have to visit or call your New York City SNAP office for help.

To locate a New York City SNAP office near you, keep reading below.

"New York City SNAP Office Locations"

New York City SNAP Office Locations

New York County has the largest number of SNAP recipients in New York state. Below is a list of all SNAP office locations in New York City, broken down by borough:

Bronx

Find below the list of SNAP Office Locations in the Bronx.

Concourse

1375 Jerome Avenue
2nd Fl.
Bronx, NY 10452

Phone: 929-252-8998
Fax: 917-639-2473
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Crotona

1910 Monterey Avenue
5th Fl.
Bronx, NY 10457

Phone: 929-252-7436
Fax: 917-639-1107
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a children’s area that does not provide supervision.

Hunts Point

845 Barretto Street
B-Level Fl.
Bronx, NY 10474

Phone: 929-252-4445
Fax: 917-639-2480
Work Requirements (8:30am to 9:00am only)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Brooklyn

Find below the list of SNAP Office Locations in Brooklyn:

Clinton Hill

495 Clermont Ave
Brooklyn NY 11238
Phone: 929-221-2809 | 929-221-1568
Fax: 917-639-2511 | HDU Fax: 718-639-7705
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a Children’s Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.

Coney Island

2857-2865 West 8th Street
1st Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: 929-221-3537
Fax: 917-639-1108
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a children’s area that does not provide supervision.

East New York

404 Pine Street
1st Fl.
Brooklyn, New York 11208
Phone: 929-221-8327
Fax: 917-639-2520
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a children’s area that does not provide supervision.

Williamsburg

2 George Street
1st Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: 212-331-4314 | 212-331-4343
Fax: 917-639-2486
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a children’s area that does not provide supervision.

Manhattan

Find below the list of SNAP Office Locations in Manhattan:

East End

2322 Third Avenue
3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10035
Phone: 212-860-5147
Fax: 917-639-2501
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a Children’s Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.

Washington Heights

4055 10th Avenue
Lower Level
New York, NY 10034
Phone: 212-569-9835
Fax: 917-529-0435
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Waverly

12 West 14th St
4th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-352-2524
Fax: 917-639-2504
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a Children’s Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.

St. Nicholas Job Center

132 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-666-5678 | 212-666-5576
Fax: 917-639-2499 | HDU Fax: 917-639-2500
Hours Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Queens

Find below the list of SNAP Office Locations in Queens:

Jamaica

165-08 88th Avenue
3rd Fl.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: 929-252-3713
Fax: 917-639-2476
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a Children’s Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.

Queens

32-20 Northern Blvd.
2nd Fl.
LIC, NY 11101
(Entrance on One Honeywell Street)
Phone: 718-784-6315
Fax: 917-639-2492
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a Children’s Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.

Rockaway

219 Beach 59th Street
1st Fl.
Rockaway, NY 11692
Phone: 718-637-2750
Fax: 917-639-2523
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
This center includes a Children’s Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.

Staten Island

Find below the list of SNAP Office Locations in Staten Island:

Richmond

201 Bay Street
2nd Fl.
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-390-6994
Fax: 917-639-2537
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

New York City SNAP FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about New York City SNAP (Food Stamps):

What is the New York City Food Stamps Income Limit?

Here’s the New York SNAP Income Limit.

Note that both the Gross Income Limit and the Net Income Limit are based on a percentage of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

How Much in NYC SNAP will I Get?

How much in New York City SNAP benefits you get partly depends on the number of people in your household.

The table below shows you the maximum amount of benefits you may receive if you are approved, based on the number of people in your household.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2022

Effective October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022

Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
48 States & D.C. Hawaii Alaska Virgin Islands Guam
Urban Rural 1 Rural 2
1 $250 $472 $322 $411 $500 $322 $369
2 $459 $865 $591 $753 $917 $590 $677
3 $658 $1,239 $846 $1,079 $1,313 $845 $969
4 $835 $1,573 $1,074 $1,370 $1,667 $1,074 $1,231
5 $992 $1,868 $1,276 $1,627 $1,980 $1,275 $1,462
6 $1,190 $2,242 $1,531 $1,952 $2,376 $1,530 $1,754
7 $1,316 $2,478 $1,692 $2,158 $2,626 $1,691 $1,939
8 $1,504 $2,832 $1,934 $2,466 $3,002 $1,933 $2,216
Each Additional Household Member: +$188 +$354 +$242 +$308 +$375 +$242 + $277

How long does it take to get New York City SNAP?

All New York City SNAP applications are processed as soon as possible but no later than thirty (30) calendar days following the date the application was submitted.

Furthermore, the New York City SNAP office must notify you of their decision (whether you’ve been approved or not) no later than 30 calendar days from the date of your application.

What If I Need Food Assistance Now?

If you need food stamps benefits sooner, you may qualify for New York City SNAP Expedited Service.

You are eligible to New York City SNAP Expedited Service if:

  • Your household has less than $100 in cash or other available resources and will have less than $150 overall during the month that you apply, or
  • Your combined income and available resources in the month of application are less than the sum of your rent or mortgage plus heat, utilities and phone, or
  • At least one person in the household is a destitute migrant or seasonal farm worker and his/her cash and bank accounts are not more than $100.

Can Students in College Get New York City SNAP?

In general, most students, ages 18 through 49, who are enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education are not eligible for SNAP benefits.

However, there are numerous exceptions to this rule:

Students, ages 18 through 49, who are enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education, and who are otherwise eligible*, may be able to get SNAP, if they:

  • Receive public assistance benefits; or
  • Receive unemployment insurance; or
  • Take part in a state or federally-financed work study program; or
  • Work on average 20 hours per week; or
  • Is a single parent enrolled full time and taking care of a dependent household member under the age of 12; or
  • Take care of a dependent household member under the age of 6; or
  • Take care of a dependent household member age 6 through 11 and do not have adequate child care to enable them to work a minimum of 20 hours per week;
  • Assigned to or placed in college or certain other schools as part of certain job or employment training programs; or
  • Enrolled in qualifying career and technical education programs of study.

What documents will I need to provide to Apply for New York City SNAP?

Here are the documents usually required to get New York City SNAP:

  • A copy of your ID
  • Proof of any income from the last 30 days
  • Proof of student status (for college students)

In addition, immigrants may also be asked to provide:

  • A copy of your green card
  • A copy of your most recent paperwork for a U Visa, T Visa, asylum, refugee or parolee status, or a Violence Against Women Act petition
  • Naturalized U.S. citizens may be asked to provide a copy of their U.S. passport or naturalization documents.

However, if you are applying only for other people in your household, you do not have to provide proof of your immigration status.

Furthermore, your New York City SNAP benefit amount may be increased if you can provide proof of:

  • Housing expenses
  • Child support paid
  • Child/dependent care paid
  • Medical expenses if you are 60+ or disabled

Does getting New York City SNAP hurt my immigration status or make me a public charge?

Many immigrants are exempt from the public charge rule, including nearly all immigrants who qualify for New York City SNAP.

The public charge rule does not apply to anyone who already has a green card, unless they leave the U.S. for more than six months.

Furthermore, the public charge rule also does not apply to anyone who has, or is applying for, one of the following:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Green card holder applying for a renewal
  • Refugee status
  • Asylum
  • U or T Visa
  • Immigration relief through VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status

Also, getting New York City SNAP while you have or are applying for one of the above immigration statuses will NOT count against you later if you apply for a green card.

How Long Can You Stay on New York City SNAP?

New York City SNAP households must “recertify” their eligibility in order to keep continuously receiving New York City SNAP benefits.

In New York City, most households have a 12-month certification period.

Some households with elderly or disabled members have a 24 month certification period.

Households that only have elderly and/or disabled members and no earned income are certified for 36 months.

If I am approved for New York City SNAP, how do I access my benefits?

Once you are approved for New York City SNAP, your benefits will be deposited each month on the due date through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

The New York EBT card works much like an ATM or debit card and can be used to buy groceries.

See our detailed post for New York EBT Deposit Schedule here.

What should I do if my EBT card does not work?

There are several reasons why your EBT Card may not work. This includes:

    1. The card may not be active, or
    2. There are no remaining benefits on your card.

If your EBT card is not working, you may call 1-888-328-6399 for help.

Also, you can log on to the New York EBT Client Website for help.

New York City SNAP Office Locations Summary

We hope this post on New York City SNAP locations was helpful.

If you have further questions about the New York City SNAP, or New York EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles about New York SNAP and New York EBT, including:
New York to Get 25% SNAP Increase
Get Free Admissions with New York EBT Card
New York P-EBT Extension for 2021
How to Get a Free Phone With New York Food Stamps
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