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Why New York Should Adopt Seamless Transfer of SNAP Cases When Families Move From One County to Another

Empire Justice January 17, 2014

The problem:  Low income families lose their SNAP benefits unnecessarily when they report a move to another county within New York State, causing hardship and delay for families and additional administrative burden for counties.

The cause:  New York State requires that SNAP cases be closed in their former county of residence, and that households must reapply for SNAP in their new county if they want to continue to receive SNAP.