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2023 Income Limit for New York Food Stamps

The income limit is the most important food stamps (SNAP) eligibility requirement in New York. In this post, In this post, we are going to walk you through the 2023 income limit for New York food stamps, including how to calculate how much you will receive in SNAP benefits if approved.

Additionally, we will provide information on how to apply for food stamps in New York.

Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about SNAP benefits in New York.

Table of Contents:

  • Food Stamps in New York
  • Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in New York
  • 2023 Income Limit for New York Food Stamps
  • How to Apply for Food Stamps in New York
  • Food Stamps in New York FAQs

2023 Income Limits for New York Food Stamps

Food Stamps in New York

SNAP (also known as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families in New York.

In upstate New York, the SNAP program is run by the New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

However, in New York City, the SNAP program is run by the Human Resources Administration (HRA).

Once you are approved, SNAP benefits are provided on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, that is used as a debit card.

EBT cards are accepted at most grocery stores, some farmers’ markets, convenience, big box stores, and some online stores, like Walmart and Amazon.

SNAP benefits generally cannot be used to buy prepared foods, vitamins, alcohol/tobacco, and non-food items (like soap or toothpaste).

Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in New York?

To be eligible for SNAP in New York, a household must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be a New York resident
  • Your household income must be less than the food stamps income limits for your household size (see chart below)
  • With some exceptions, you must work or participate in an employment and training program
  • For most households, resources must be under $2,750 to qualify for SNAP or $4,250 in countable resources if at least one member of the household is age 60 or older, or is disabled

2023 Income Limit for New York Food Stamps

To qualify for SNAP in New York, your household income must not exceed 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

You can find out if you may qualify by using the 2022/2023 table below.

Income limits vary according to household size.

Households that contain no elderly or disabled individuals must meet both the gross (income before deduction) and the net income (income after allowable deductions) limits.

However, households that contain an elderly (age 60 or over) individual or a disabled individual must meet only the net income limits.

See the table below for both the net and gross income limits according to household size.

New York SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Monthly Net Income (100% of FPL) Monthly Gross Income Income for Households without Earned Income (no elderly or disabled member) (130% of FPL) Monthly Gross Income for Households with Earned Income (no elderly or disabled member) (150% of FPL) Monthly Gross Income for Households with an Elderly or Disabled Member AND Households with Dependent Care Expenses (200% of FPL)
1 $1,133 $1,473 $1,699 $2,265
2 $1,526 $1,984 $2,289 $3,052
3 $1,920 $2,495 $2,879 $3,839
4 $2,313 $3,007 $3,469 $4,625
5 $2,706 $3,518 $4,059 $5,412
6 $3,100 $4,029 $4,649 $6,199
7 $3,493 $4,541 $5,239 $6,985
8 $3,886 $5,052 $5,829 $7,772
Each Additional Household Member: Add $394 $512 $590 $787

How to Apply for Food Stamps in New York

There are multiple ways you can apply for food stamps in New York.

Note that for each option below, there is a separate application process for New York City residents.

Option 1 – Apply Online

The easiest way to apply for New York food stamps is online.

New York City residents can apply for food stamps online using the ACCESS HRA online portal. Click here to be taken there.

For all other counties outside of New York City, you can apply for food stamps using the Mybenefits.ny.gov portal.

Option 2 – Apply in Person

You can also apply in person at your local New York Department of Social Services (DSS).

New York City residents can apply in person at an NYC Human Resources Administration (NYC HRA) office. To locate the nearest NYC HRA office, click here.

For all other counties outside of New York City, click here to locate the nearest New York DSS office.

Option 3 – Apply by Mail or Fax an Application

You can also call the New York Benefits Information Line and have an application mailed to you, which you can complete and return to your local DSS office or NYC HRA office (for NYC residents)

To have an application mailed to you, call the following number:

  • New York City Residents – NYC HRA Number – 718-557-1399
  • All other NY Counties – NY DSS – 1-800-342-3009

New York Food Stamps Frequently asked questions (FAQS)

Food Stamps in New York FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about New York Food Stamps:

What is the Phone Number for New York Food Stamps?

If you need help applying for food stamps in New York or have further questions about how the SNAP program works, call the phone numbers below:

  • New York City Residents – NYC HRA Number – 718-557-1399
  • All other NY Counties – NY DSS – 1-800-342-3009

How Much Will I Receive in New York Food Stamps?

If you are approved for food stamps in New York, how much in benefits you get partly depends on the:

  • Number of people in your household,
  • The total amount of your household’s income, and
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan.

The Thrifty Food Plan is a government estimate of how much it costs to provide a household with nutritious, low-cost meals.

In New York, the average monthly SNAP amount per person is approximately $230.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
1 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1,116
6 $1,339
7 $1,480
8 $1,691
Each Additional Household Member: Add $211

To find out how much you are likely to get in New York SNAP if approved, use the calculator below.

In the example provided below, we are using a family of 6 to demonstrate how to calculate your food stamps amount.

How New York Food Stamps Calculator

Here’s how to calculate how much a family of 6 will get in SNAP benefits.

First, we need to start with the household income.

If you have a countable net income, multiply your net monthly income by 0.3 (30 percent).

Round up this amount to the nearest dollar.

Next, take this amount and subtract it from the maximum benefit level for a household of your size.

From the table above, the maximum a household of 6 could receive in food stamps is $1,339

The result is the monthly food stamps benefits for a family of 6.

Here’s an example:

Example: Sarah and her family of six (6) have $2,660 in net income after allowable deductions.

To determine the family’s SNAP benefits, take 30% of the “net income” (30% of $2,660) and subtract it from the maximum benefit, as follows:

$ 2,660 Net Income for Sarah’s family
x .30 (Multiply by 30%)
$ 798 Countable Income
$ 1,339 Maximum SNAP for 6 persons
-$798 Countable income (round up)
$ 541 Monthly SNAP benefits for Sarah’s family

When are New York EBT benefits deposited?

New York food stamps benefits are deposited on your NY EBT Card on your scheduled deposit day. New York EBT Deposit Dates are sent out during the first 9 days of each month for those SNAP residents living outside of NYC.

For those SNAP recipients, New York food stamp benefits are deposited depends on the last digit of your Case Number.

Here is the New York SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2023 for SNAP residents living outside of NYC:

If your Case Number ends in:
SNAP benefits are available on the:
0 or 1 1st of the month
2 2nd of the month
3 3rd of the month
4 4th of the month
5 5th of the month
6 6th of the month
7 7th of the month
8 8th of the month
9 9th of the month
For SNAP residents living in NYC, benefits are sent out over 13 days (not Sundays or holidays) during the first two weeks of each month. The actual dates change from one month to the next. New York City publishes a six-month schedule showing the exact availability dates. Click here to see the current schedule.

How Many People are on Food Stamps in New York?

Here’s how New York’s Food Stamps numbers compare to the National Data for the United States:
As of January 2023, there are about 2.8 million people on food stamps in New York.
Additionally, there are about 41 million people on food stamps in the United States, as shown in the tables below.
New York Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:
Number of People on Food Stamps in New York
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 2,776,268 2,846,983 2.5%
Number of Households 1,598,508 1,647,128 3.0%
Total Benefits ($) $618,146,593.00 $758,178,348.00 22.7%

United States Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:

Number of People on Food Stamps in The United States
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 40,846,833 41,665,296 2.0%
Number of Households 21,402,558 21,907,553 2.4%
Total Benefits ($) $9,117,810,630.00 $9,338,989,005.00 2.4%

How soon can I get food stamps in New York?

If your household has little or no money and needs help right away, you may qualify for “expedited” SNAP.

To be eligible for “expedited” SNAP, your household must have less than $100 in resources (cash, bank accounts, savings, etc.) and less than $150 in gross monthly income.

If you meet these qualifications, you can get New York food stamps within 5 days.

However, you will still have to complete the New York SNAP eligibility process and supply the requested documentation at a later date.

If you do not meet these qualifications, you can receive New York SNAP benefits within 30 days from the date you apply.

What stores accept New York EBT online for delivery?

Currently, there are 30 stores that accept New York EBT Cards online as payment.

You can use your NY EBT Card and food stamp benefits to purchase approved grocery items and have it delivered directly to your door.

However, your New York SNAP benefits cannot be use to pay for delivery fees.

Currently, the following stores accept New York food stamps and EBT Cards online:

  1. 3 Guys From Brooklyn
  2. ACME
  3. ALDI
  4. Amazon
  5. BJs Wholesale Club
  6. Dash’s Market
  7. Fairway Market
  8. Ferreira Foodtown
  9. Food Bazaar
  10. Foodtown-Freshtown
  11. Gourmet Garage
  12. GreenStar Food Co-op
  13. Hannaford
  14. Hub on the Hill
  15. Manhattan Fruit Market
  16. My Foodtown
  17. Pioneer Supermarket
  18. Price Chopper Supermarkets
  19. Price Rite
  20. Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  21. Schneider’s of Kirkwood
  22. ShopRite
  23. Skip’s on the Ridge
  24. Stop & Shop
  25. Target
  26. Tops Market
  27. Walmart
  28. Wegmans
  29. Weis Markets
  30. Whole Foods

Income Limit for New York Food Stamps Summary

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Carrie Brenner

Carrie is a lead writer and editor for Food Stamps Now. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Salisbury University. Carrie specializes in content creation, website development, graphic design, SEO and content strategy for Food Stamps Now. She is passionate about helping low income Americans access the resources and information to improve their quality of life.

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