The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps persons with limited income buy food.
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Nondiscrimination Statement (Aviso sobre Normas Antidiscriminatorias)
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: email@example.com.
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Federal changes for ABAWD recipients of SNAP
Effective January 1, 2016 federal change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will limit the receipt of SNAP benefits to individuals who are determined to be an Able-Bodied Adult without Dependents (ABAWD) to three (3) months in a 36 month period, unless the individual is participating at least 80 hours each month in qualifying work activities.
SNAP recipients who are also determined ABAWD are notified at their eligibility appointments, verbally and in writing. Recipients are each provided with an instructional letter which outlines directions for contacting the Suffolk Works Employment Program at (631) 853-6619 in order to obtain compliance assistance and a job search log so that compliance with ABAWD regulations can begin immediately.
An adult individual is exempt from ABAWD requirements if he/she meets one or more of the conditions listed below:
- A person under 18 years of age, or 50 years of age or older.
- An adult in a SNAP household with a child under 18 years of age.
- A caretaker of an incapacitated person.
- A pregnant woman.
- Physically or mentally unable to work 80 hours a month.
- Participating in a drug/alcohol treatment or rehabilitation program and deemed unable to work.
- A recipient or pending receipt of Unemployment Insurance Benefits (UIB).
- A student enrolled in any recognized school, job skills training, or institution of higher education at least half-time and meeting the student eligibility criteria to receive SNAP.
- An applicant for SNAP benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) jointly or in receipt of SSI.
- Employed or self-employed and working at least 30 hours per week or receiving weekly earnings at least equal to the federal minimum wage times 30 (currently $217.50 per week).
SNAP-ED: Eat Smart New York!
ESNY is a program, in collaboration with the Department of Social Services, to provide nutrition education to food stamp participants and applicants. This program will enable participants to make healthier food choices within limited budgets.
SNAP-ED: Eat Smart New York! Click here to learn more about ESNY
Eat Better For Less
Video shows how Eat Smart New York Nutrition Education classes teach SNAP-eligible households to eat better for less.