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Thousands of NYers receiving one-time increase in SNAP benefits

Posted at: 11/18/2013 6:38 AM



We have received calls from viewers asking why their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits have spiked. News10NBC has learned that thousands of New Yorkers are getting a one-time payment from a class action lawsuit. That’s according to the Empire Justice Center.

A letter is going out Monday to eligible SNAP members explaining the lawsuit and how to access the benefits.

If you received extra benefits, you're encouraged to contact your local office today to make sure it is not a mistake.