Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

How We Can Help

Catholic Charities can help you apply for SNAP online. Our highly trained staff can help you gather the information you need and guide you through the process.  Most staff are bilingual in English and Spanish.  

Staff can be found in these locations by calling the Catholic Charities Helpline at 888-744-7900, or by emailing us.

 

What Can I buy with SNAP?

Food for your household to eat, such as: breads and cereals; fruits and vegetables; meats, fish and poultry; dairy products

 

What can’t I purchase with SNAP?

  • Any non food items such as: beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco; pet food, soap, paper products, household supplies, vitamins and medicine, food that will be eaten in the store or, or hot foods.

 

How to Apply

You can apply online on your own at the Office of Temporary assistance and Disability Assistance (OTDA) website by visiting: www.mybenefits.ny.gov

To learn more about eligibility rules, go to New York State SNAP Overview web page by visiting: www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap

 

How much could I receive in SNAP benefits each month?

Maximum SNAP Benefit Allowances per month if eligible

Family Size

Maximum Allotment

1

$194

2

$357

3

$511

4

$649

5

$771

6

$925

7

$1,022

8

$1,169

For each additional member

$ 146+