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More Working Families Now Eligible for 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.
This newest SNAP policy update from Hunger Solutions New York highlights this new policy and provides tools to help community organizations, along with a flier in English and Spanish to help spread the word to working families across NYS.