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Impact of Increased Social Security Income for SNAP Recipients

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Impact of Increased Social Security Income for SNAP Recipients

January 24, 2017
By
Dawn Secor

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).  

This SNAP policy update highlights the impact of this COLA adjustment for SNAP households receiving any of the above social security income.  The update also provides adjusted SNAP benefit amounts for the NYS Nutrition Improvement Project (NYSNIP).

Included Resources
Read the Policy Update
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final_snap_policy_update_8_ssi_cola.pdf394.01 KB
NYSNIP Matrix by Shelter Type for January 2017
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nysnip_matrix_jan_2017.pdf342.26 KB