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Toolkit: SNAP October 1, 2020 Eligibility/Budgeting Changes

By January 18, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments

Each October 1 the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) adjusts the standards and deductions used to determine the amount of monthly benefits an eligible family will receive. This toolkit provides tools and resources to help community organizations when working with SNAP applicants.

Update: 15% SNAP Boost Jan 1 – June 30, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, increases the maximum monthly SNAP benefit allotments (AKA: Thrifty Food Plan) by 15% from January 1 -June 30, 2021. The toolkit resources below have been updated to reflect the increase.

Toolkit Resources:

Expanded Categorical Eligibility Desk Guide for 2020-21

SNAP Budget Worksheet for 2020-21 —updated 1/8/2021

NYSNIP Matrix Jan 2021 —updated 1/20/2021

SNAP Benefit Estimator Tools How-To

SNAP Estimator—Citizen 2021 (Links to Dropbox. Once on Dropbox, download the file to use.) —updated 1/20/2021

SNAP Estimator—Non-Citizen 2021 (Links to Dropbox. Once on Dropbox, download the file to use.) —updated 1/20/2021