In the state of New York, there are currently 1,639,136 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 2,836,489 New Yorkers receiving benefits in February 2022 alone. If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits in New York, knowing when your food stamps will be deposited into your EBT card is important in helping you budget for the month. In this post, we will provide the New York SNAP Payment Schedule for May 2022, including deposit dates for NYC and upstate New York.

See the SNAP Payment Schedule for September.

"New York SNAP Payment Schedule for May"

New York SNAP Payment Schedule for May 2022

In the state of New York, each county distributes SNAP benefits to those who qualify.

In addition, there is no single date on which all SNAP benefits are issued.

Instead, in all counties except NYC, benefits are sent out over the first 9 days of every month, based on the last digit of your case number.

New York City residents receive benefits on a different schedule.

See below for the SNAP payment schedule for NYC and upstate New York for May 2022.

New York City Residents – SNAP Issuing Schedule

As mentioned above, SNAP Benefits for NYC recipients are deposited based on a completely different schedule from the rest of the state.

The actual dates change from month to month.

When you receive your benefits depends on the last digit of your case number, otherwise known as “Toe Digit”. 

Benefits are issued during the first two weeks of the month, on days that are not Sundays or holidays.

See the schedule below for May 2022:

Toe Digit
SNAP Benefits are deposited on
0May 2
1May 3
2May 4
3May 5
4May 6
5May 9
6May 10
7May 11
8May 12
9May 13

All NY Counties Except New York City

For the rest of the state, when your food stamps benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last digit of your case number.

Benefits are available on Weekends and Holidays.

Any remaining balance on your EBT card is added to the next month’s balance.

Here is the schedule of payment based on the last digit of your case number:

All NY Counties Except New York City

All Counties Except NYC
If your Case Number ends inSNAP Benefits are deposited on
0 or 1May 1
2May 2
3May 3
4May 4
5May 5
6May 6
7May 7
8May 8
9May 9

How much will I get in New York Food Stamps?

The chart below shows the maximum SNAP benefits you can get based on the number of people in your household.

To calculate the exact amount you are likely to get based on your household income, see our post on New York SNAP Calculator.

Household SizeMaximum SNAP Allotment
For each additional member over 8$188

Food Stamps: May Benefits for New York Recipients

All SNAP households should receive their May benefits according to schedule.

If you did not receive your food stamps on schedule, call the SNAP office to find out why.

You can use your SNAP benefits to shop online, including on Amazon.

Additionally, you can use them to purchase produce at farmers’ markets, including markets that offer double bucks (Health Bucks in New York City).

What Grocery Stores Accept New York EBT Online for Delivery?

You can use your New York EBT card to make purchases online at the following grocery stores:

  • 3 Guys From Brooklyn
  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Ferreira Foodtown
  • Food Bazaar
  • Foodtown-Freshtown
  • GreenStar Food Co-op
  • Hannaford
  • Manhattan Fruit Market
  • My Foodtown
  • Price Chopper Supermarkets
  • Price Rite
  • ShopRite
  • Stop & Shop
  • Tops Market
  • Walmart
  • Weis Markets

As you can see above, you can purchase groceries online for home delivery using your New York EBT card at Amazon and Walmart.

New York SNAP Payment Schedule for May 2022 Summary

Here’s the bottom line about New York SNAP Payment Schedule for May 2022:

SNAP households in all counties outside of New York City should have their SNAP deposits between May 1st – May 9th.

Those SNAP households in the five-borough New York City region should see their benefits issues from May 2nd – May 13th.


We hope this post on New York SNAP Payment Schedule for May was helpful.

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

Need help with the payment schedule for June? Get the June 2022 SNAP Payment Schedule.

Also, be sure to check out our other articles about NY SNAP and EBT, including:
New York EBT Deposit Dates for 2022
Get Free Admission with NY EBT Card
New York P-EBT Benefits for Summer 2021
P-EBT Extension for NY
New York Food Stamps Income Chart
How much will I get in New York SNAP benefits?

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