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Although NY looks to many items for income when looking at food stamp benefits
. Household's assets
(stocks, savings and retirement
accounts, etc.) are not considered when determining eligibility. You may still be asked to provide information regarding such resources but they are not a disqualifier.
"Income" means your household's total gross monthly income before taxes and withholdings
are subtracted. Benefits from other assistance programs such as Unemployment Insurance Benefits, public assistance payments, Social Security or SSI benefits count as income. Certain household expenses, such as monthly Child
Support payments paid by a member of your household for a child who does not live with you, can be deducted from your household's gross income
NY has a hotline set up for questions, about SNAP benefits, you may call the Office of Temporary and Disability
Services toll-free hotline at 1-800-342-3009 and press “1” for SNAP