SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

1051 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-334-5200

Our Kingston office hours are:
Hours: New applications accepted 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday
Interviews Conducted: Monday & Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

PARTICIPATION MADE EASIER

Applying for food stamps has become easier with our new electronic application. Now you can apply for the food stamp program from the convenience of your own home.

For more information please see our website at: WWW.MYBENEFITS.NY.GOV

The local food stamp district now conducts most interviews by phone (face to face interviews are done by request).

No need to travel to our Kingston office or your local town hall to apply for benefits. Applying on-line offers a more discreet approach to the food stamp program allowing the applicant to apply in a more private environment when submitting personal information regarding their financial situation. Applications can be submitted from any computer location, even your local library.

The mybenefits website offers screenings on other assistance programs in your area as well.

 

Are you applying for benefits due to financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?  Please click on the link following to access answers to Frequently Asked Questions for the Emergency Allotment of SNAP Benefits:  http://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions.asp.

 

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits

 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 authorized the payment of Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits to households with children who would have received free or reduced-price school meals under the National School Lunch Act, if not for a school closure.  These temporary food benefits are to help cover the cost of meals children would have otherwise received at school.  For more information please visit  https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Pandemic-EBT.asp  or you may contact the P-EBT Hotline number (833)452-0096 or email  otda.sm.eisp.PEBT[at]otda.ny[dot]gov.

NOTICE TO ALL RECIPIENTS OF

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will automatically issue an Emergency supplemental SNAP benefit to households not already receiving the maximum benefit. This action is part of a provision set forth by the Families First Corona Virus Response Act of 2020. Households currently not receiving the maximum benefit will receive the Emergency supplemental SNAP benefit to increase their current benefit amount to the maximum amount for their household size. New York State OTDA will issue the Emergency supplemental benefits to all SNAP households NOT already receiving the maximum benefit. 

Updated SNAP standards will become effective October 1, 2020.  Please visit the following link for additional information:

 http://otda.state.nyenet/ldss_eforms/eforms/5006.pdf

 http://otda.state.nyenet/ldss_eforms/eforms/5006-SP.pdf (Spanish)

 

 

Nondiscrimination Statement / Aviso sobre Normas Antidiscriminatorias

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at: (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:  program.intake[at]usda[dot]gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

With respect to public accommodations, New York State additionally prohibits discrimination based on gender identity, transgender status, gender dysphoria, sexual orientation, marital status, and military status.