New SNAP Standards Cost-of-Living Adjustments In Effect October 1
New SNAP standards will go into effect on October 1, the beginning of the new federal fiscal year.
The adjustments are based annually on changes in the cost of living, with smaller households getting slightly more per person than the four-person household and households larger than four people getting slightly less per person.
The maximum SNAP allotments will increase for New Yorkers. The maximum allotment for a family of four will be $973, and the minimum benefit will remain the same at $23. The shelter cap value will increase to $672. The minimum standard deduction for household sizes 1 through 3 increased to $198 a month for New Yorkers, and the resource limit for households will remain unchanged at $2,750. The resource limit for households where at least one person is age 60 or older or is disabled will also remain unchanged at $4,250.
Review further details on this year’s SNAP program here.