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President Trump’s 2018 budget proposes to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by more than $193 billion over the next ten years — a more than 25 percent cut — through a massive cost shift to states, cutting eligibility for millions of households and reducing benefits for hundreds of thousands more, as highlighted in a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The unemployed, the elderly, and low-income working families with children would bear the brunt of the cuts.
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Victims of a severe windstorm and subsequent snowstorms in the Rochester area who lost power and had food spoilage during the outage now have until March 31 to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) replacement benefits.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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