New York Food Stamps are available through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for residents of NY.
Food Stamps Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the New York State Food Stamp (FS) Program, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used like cash at authorized retail food stores. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income, assets and other factors. Food Stamp Benefits - Working hard but still struggling to make ends meet? Food stamp benefits can help you put food on the table. The Food Stamp Program issues monthly benefits that can be used to purchase food at authorized retail food stores. Food stamp benefits help low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled and others feed their families. Food Stamp Eligibility - Eligibility is based on income. If your income is less than or equal to the amounts in the charts supplied (based on your family size), you may be eligible for Food Stamps. Applying for Food Stamps - Applying for the Food Stamp Program starts with an application. Telephone Recertification for Current Food Stamp Recipients - If you already get food stamp benefits in New York State, as long as you do not also get Temporary Assistance (cash) benefits, you can recertify (renew your benefits) without coming into the social services office. Transitional Food Stamp Benefits - If your temporary assistance cash case closes, in most cases, you can still receive food stamps, even if the reason that your case is closing is because you now have too much income to be eligible.