From the governor's office:
New York state is taking steps to preserve nearly
$457 million a year in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
benefits that would otherwise be cut by the recently enacted federal
The bill was slated to cut SNAP benefits an average of $127
per month for affected households in New York, including those that live
in government subsidized housing or in certain congregate care
settings. This action by the state will save benefits for nearly 300,000
households in New York.
York state, through the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, will dedicate about $6 million in additional federal Low
Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding to maintain SNAP
benefit levels for affected households.
The funding will be used to
increase the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefit of SNAP
recipients in certain living situations for whom heat is included in the
rent. By receiving the higher HEAP benefit, these households will
remain eligible for the highest SNAP allowance for their energy costs,
which enables them to continue receiving SNAP benefits at the level for
which they are currently eligible.