Assistance Programs for Low-Income Families and Individuals in New York State Continue Despite Federal Government Shutdown

Statement from New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Commissioner Samuel D. Roberts: “SNAP and HEAP benefits and use of benefit cards vital to New Yorkers are not impacted by the federal government shutdown and are continuing to operate. Federal funding for these programs has already been secured and benefits will continue. Additionally, applications for these and other federally-funded programs will continue to be accepted.”