NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- New York City residents who qualify for food assistance started seeing extra cash in their accounts Saturday.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced last week the state would provide an additional $230 million in federal funding to SNAP recipients.
Every person enrolled in SNAP will get the maximum benefit level this month. That adds up to $835 for a family of four.
Families who already receive the maximum will get a $95 stipend.
Payments for SNAP recipients outside the city began last Wednesday.
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Editor's note: This story first appeared on Jan. 15
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