New York (NY) SNAP Food Stamp Program – Will 2023 Pandemic Emergency Allotment Boost Be Extended – Latest Updates and News

This article provides information on New York’s SNAP (Food stamp) program, including the latest on the Emergency Allotment (EA) extensions for 2023.

Nearly two million residents benefit from the federally funded, state administered program, which was designed to help families facing pandemic related hardships over the last few years. See further details and payments schedules below.

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2023 Jan and Feb Emergency Allotments

NY has requested and received USDA approval for paying the SNAP Emergency Allotments for January 2023, and February 2023. As long as federal and state public health emergencies exist, the state can apply for SNAP EA waivers.

The SNAP emergency allotment program provides additional payments to households that are only eligible for partial benefits. These payments will boost monthly benefits by 15%, up to the maximum amount for their household size.

The minimum boost is $95, including for households that are already receiving the maximum benefit amount. Details on the request and issuance dates are provided below.

NY SNAP EA Boost Extension
Latest NY SNAP EA Boost Extension (USDA)

If eligible, you will get the SNAP EA payment/allotment boost on your (P-)EBT card per the noted schedule above. Benefits are generally available the day after they are loaded.

These allotments are a lifeline to many households in the absence of additional stimulus payments or expanded unemployment benefits.

SNAP EA Benefits Ending? Is an Extension Likely?

Despite passing a $1.7 trillion spending bill, no additional funding was allocated for further SNAP Emergency allotments after February 2023.

So the extra SNAP EA boost will end in March 2023. All eligible SNAP households in New York will be sent a series of texts and mailed a letter in February that explains the end of the supplemental EA benefits, and what their regular benefit will look like.

I will post further updates as applicable.

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State SNAP Resources and Contact Information

The SNAP program assists low-income households by providing them with financial assistance to purchase food. This program helps individuals and families afford more nutritious options at grocery stores and supermarkets.

Eligible participants will be issued an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which can be used to make food purchases. It is important they secure this card and change the PIN monthly to prevent scammers from stealing the funds.

See more on the state’s SNAP program. You can check P-EBT details on or by calling 1-888-328-6399.

NY MAX SNAP Payments
NY MAX SNAP Payments

Increasing my SNAP monthly benefit?

Your regular monthly benefit is based on your household size, income, and other factors.

However, if your household has a loss of income or an increase in housing costs, childcare fees, or child support payments since your last recertification, report those changes to your local district.

You should also report any medical expenses over $35/month (if you are age 60 or older or disabled).

These changes may result in an increase in your normal monthly SNAP benefit.

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2 thoughts on “New York (NY) SNAP Food Stamp Program – Will 2023 Pandemic Emergency Allotment Boost Be Extended – Latest Updates and News”

  1. I am a 77 year old woman with a very limited income and need to know if my food stamps (EBT) is going to decrease this year and how much I will be getting. Please advise.

  2. I need to know why have I been on NYS Section8 waiting list in Broome County Union District for 3 years and still no help???..


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