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Policy Alerts, SNAP
On January 1, 2016, NYS reinstated a rule that restricts unemployed, childless adults to three months of SNAP benefits in a 36-month period ending December 31, 2018, unless they meet strict work rules, are exempt, or live in waived area. This policy update explains the process by which a person determined to be an ABAWD and who has lost their SNAP benefits, due to not complying with the time limit work rules, can re-establish their eligibility for SNAP.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
Hunger Solutions New York wants to remind community organizations working on SNAP about the process for requesting SNAP replacement benefits due to household misfortune. Current SNAP recipient families and individuals that have lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to storms, flooding, power outages or other misfortunes may be entitled to a replacement issuance.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
On January 1, 2017, the Social Security Administration adjusted the following types of social security income including: federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI), regular Social Security (SS) income, and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) to reflect a 0.3% increase in the cost of living (COLA).
Policy Alerts, SNAP
Each Oct.1, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) adjusts the income guidelines used to determine eligibility and the standards and deductions used to determine the monthly benefits an eligible family will receive.This toolkit provides tools and resources to help community organizations when working with SNAP applicants. It includes: a SNAP policy update, the 2016 SNAP Budget Worksheet, 2016 NYSNIP Matrix and updated SNAP Benefit Estimators.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This policy update highlights information provided by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) through 16-ADM-08. This directive is to advise SNAP offices of requirements resulting from a settlement of litigation, known as Rafferty, concerning individuals who are blind or seriously visually impaired.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This policy update from Hunger Solutions New York highlights information provided by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) through GIS 16 TA/DC048. This GIS provides clarification to SNAP offices on the eligibility of Cuban-Haitian entrants under an order of supervision.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
The roll out of the new card design began this month in NYC and will continue in September for upstate counties. There will be no mass replacement of current EBT cards. Only new applicants and those needing a replacement card (due to damage or loss of current card) will receive a card with the new design.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This newest SNAP Policy Update from Hunger Solutions New York highlights a clarification from the United States Department of Agriculture all individuals in receipt of VA disability compensation, regardless of the percentage, are exempt from the ABAWD time limit rule.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
Starting on July 1, 2016, families and individuals with earned income will be allowed to use 150% of poverty for their gross income test (GIT) when applying for SNAP benefits. This means more working families will be eligible for SNAP, including families previously ineligible because they were just over the guidelines.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This policy update provides information on the policy changes for determining the Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) that were included in the 2014 Farm Bill. The information in this policy update reflects the final regulations from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and replaces the “Initial Draft” policy provided by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) back in June of 2014.

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