HRA centers locations
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal nutrition program that helps families, the elderly, and the disabled afford fresh and healthy food. SNAP provides a debit card that you can use at many groceries and farmers markets.
– Low income (income limit varies by household composition, elderly or disabled family members).
– Children and adults.
– US citizenship or refugee visa.
– Residency in New York state.
– Access an eligibility estimator tool at hungersolutionsny.org/snap-benefits-estimator.
|Family Size||Monthly Gross Income||Annual Gross Income|
|For each additional person, add||+ $590||+ $7,080|
SNAP Standards effective October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023. See income requirements for families with no earned income, and/or those who live with elderly or disabled family members at ny.gov/services/apply-snap
How to Apply
File an application online or by mail:
– Guide to apply for SNAP | Spanish guide to apply for SNAP
– Sign up at a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra or call (718) 557-1399
– You can call the HRA Infoline at (718) 557-1399 to have an application mailed to you
– You can pick up an application at a SNAP center. Find SNAP locations at nyc.gov/site/hra/locations/locations.page
– You can also print the application here, fill it out, and bring it to a SNAP center
Schedule an Appointment:
– After your submit all of your documents online in the HRA portal, schedule an appointment by calling (718) 762-7669
– To learn how to upload documents in the HRA portal, please watch the video“HRA SNAP”
– Become certified 30-45 days after your application and start using your benefits
– Receive an EBT card that you will use at select stores or online websites like Amazon and Walmart
– Keep using your benefits for the time you have been certified (usually a year). Two months prior to the end of the certification period, you will get a mail with documents asking you to recertify
SNAP Cash Benefits
SNAP cash benefit varies per family. For households with net income, the monthly SNAP benefit will equal the maximum benefit for that household size minus the household’s expected contribution of 30 percent of its net income. Families who have no net income will receive the monthly maximum benefit. To estimate your benefit go to hungersolutionsny.org/snap-benefits-estimator
Approved Food and Products
– To see the list of approved foods and products you have access to with SNAP visit fns.usda.gov/snap/eligible-food-items
– Examples are fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, breads and cereals, other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages, and seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat.
Updated on November 23, 2022