Guide for 2024 SNAP EBT Payment Schedule in New York

SNAP benefits are deposited onto your EBT card monthly, typically on the same day of every month. You can use your EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card just like a debit card to buy SNAP-eligible food items. Most grocery stores and many retailers and convenience stores accept SNAP EBT benefits.

SNAP benefit amounts are based on a household's net income, which is total income minus some deductions for categories such as rent, utilities, and dependent care expenses. It can be difficult to calculate your benefit amount without a calculator, and benefits can vary by state, so you can use our SNAP Benefits Calculator can give you a dollar estimate. If you already receive SNAP, you can see how your benefit might change if your income or expenses change.

This information was collected from USDA and state SNAP/WIC resources but is not official. This website is not affiliated with any government organization or SNAP/WIC program.

When are SNAP Payments Issued in New York?

The following information is from the official source, USDA.gov
From USDA (may be edited for clarity)
Benefits are generally made available based on the last digit of the client’s case number. For all counties, except the 5 boroughs of NYC (aka Upstate NY):

• Case number ends in: 0 or 1 = benefits available on the 1st of the month
• Case number ends in: 2 = benefits available on the 2nd of the month
• Case number ends in: 3 = benefits available on the 3rd of the month
• Case number ends in: 4 = benefits available on the 4th of the month
• Case number ends in: 5 = benefits available on the 5th of the month
• Case number ends in: 6 = benefits available on the 6th of the month
• Case number ends in: 7 = benefits available on the 7th of the month
• Case number ends in: 8 = benefits available on the 8th of the month
• Case number ends in: 9 = benefits available on the 9th of the month

For NYC cases, benefit postings are spread out over 13 different days that are not Sundays or holidays, during the first two weeks of each month.

The actual dates change from one month to the next, so NYC publishes a six-month schedule showing the exact availability dates.
Visit https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/media/file/NYC-IssuanceSchedule.pdf to see the current schedule. This is also based on the last digit of the Case Number. Find the digit in the first column of the schedule. That row lists the monthly deposit dates for your benefits over the six-month period. SNAP deposits are made during the A Cycle of each month.
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What is the Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount in New York?

Maximimum SNAP benefit amounts are based on your household size.

  • 1 person
    $291 / month
  • 2 people
    $535 / month
  • 3 people
    $766 / month
  • 4 people
    $973 / month
  • 5 people
    $1155 / month
  • 6 people
    $1386 / month
  • 7 people
    $1532 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$429 / month

What is the Minimum SNAP Benefit Amount in New York?

The mimimum benefit for households of one or two people is $23. For larger households, there is no "official" minimum benefit.

What is the Average Benefit Amount in New York?

The average federal SNAP benefit amount in New York is about $219 per person or $376 per household. Benefits are based on a household's income, expenses, and how many people are in the household, so SNAP / food stamp benefit amounts may vary from household to household.
Data from Feburary 2024.
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