ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) - All New Yorkers enrolled in the SNAP benefits program will receive the maximum level of food benefits this month.

This will bring in roughly $234 million in federal funding into the state's economy.

"Far too many households continue to grapple with food insecurity, and in many instances these struggles are a direct result of the economic toll inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic," Governor Hochul said. "As we continue to build back our state's economy better than it was before, these maximum food benefits will help put food on New Yorkers' tables, while also providing local retailers and related businesses with a welcome infusion of capital." 

Those households already near or at the maximum benefit level, which is $835 for a household of four, will receive a supplemental payment of at least $95.

SNAP households in all counties outside of New York City should see these extra benefits post sometime between June 10th and June 17th.