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Toolkit: SNAP October 1, 2020 Eligibility/Budgeting Changes

By January 18, 2021March 23rd, 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 extended through September 30, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law on March 12, 2021, extends the 15% boost to the maximum monthly SNAP benefit allotments (AKA: Thrifty Food Plan) through September 30, 2021. The toolkit resources below have been updated to reflect the extension.

Previously, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 increased the maximum monthly SNAP benefit allotments (AKA: Thrifty Food Plan) by 15% from January 1-June 30, 2021.

Toolkit Resources:

Expanded Categorical Eligibility Desk Guide for 2020-21

SNAP Budget Worksheet for 2020-21 —updated 3/23/2021

NYSNIP Matrix Jan 2021 —updated 3/4/2021

SNAP Benefit Estimator Tools How-To

SNAP Estimator—Citizen 2021 (Links to Dropbox. Once on Dropbox, download the file to use.) —updated 3/23/2021

SNAP Estimator—Non-Citizen 2021 (Links to Dropbox. Once on Dropbox, download the file to use.) —updated 3/23/2021