SNAP Benefits – HRA

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as “Food Stamps”) provides food assistance to nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers, including families, seniors, and people with disabilities. the program helps families and individuals supplement the cost of their diet with nutritious foods.

all cash and supplement assistance applicants who have been approved for benefits will receive an ebt card in the mail. If your ebt card hasn’t arrived yet, you can go to the brooklyn otc site to get your permanent card, or one of the seven open centers to get a temporary card that will have all the benefits available until the ebt card arrives. check out this list of locations.

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Regarding case inquiries, the HRA requires submitting a client consent form to verify a client’s consent before disclosing case information to a third party.

Please note that unscrupulous individuals may use COVID-19 as an opportunity to create a scam to steal your personal information. learn more about this potential fraud scam alert and other ebt scam alerts.

view the brochure protect your benefits: browse (fly-1095) at:

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how to apply

  • You can apply online at access hra. read the user guide to access hra.
  • you can call our information line at 718-557-1399 to have an application mailed to you
  • you can pick up an application at one of our snap centers
  • snap applicants can fax an application to maru at 917-639-1111.
  • you can also print an application and drop it off at a snap center: snap application for benefits (ldss-4826):
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    Simplified Application/Recertification Form Now Available for Seniors and New Yorkers with Disabilities (ldss-5166):

    A simplified application/recertification form is now available for households where everyone is age 60 or older, or has a disability, and no one in the household has earned income. You can download the simplified form below or request an application/recertification kit be mailed to you by calling the information line at 718-557-1399.

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    eligibility factors

    here is a list of documents you may need to determine your eligibility for snap (w-129g):

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