Gov. Cuomo Expands Eligibility & Eases Access to Food Assistance

Gov. Cuomo Expands Eligibility & Eases Access to Food Assistance

Governor Cuomo Announces Actions to Expand Eligibility and Ease Access to Food Assistance for New Yorkers

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced actions aimed at reducing food insecurity among community college students, older adults and disabled New Yorkers. These actions include expanding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility to up to nearly 75,000 low-income college students enrolled in career or technical education course work and shortening the SNAP application for those on fixed incomes in an effort to encourage greater enrollment among eligible older adults and disabled individuals.