New York State announced that it will issue EBT Food Benefits to all families with children who receive free or reduced-lunch.

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The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will issue the benefits to help families in need due to the coronavirus pandemic. Erie County Department of Social Services says that families with eligible children will get the benefits automatically, according to WIVB. The rosters of eligible households will come from SNAP, Medicaid and school districts in the National School Lunch Program.

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Parents will receive benefits for each eligible child. They will be based on the number of days schools were closed due to the pandemic. The maximum benefit per child will cap at $420. The benefits will be issued three waves, you can find out more about each here.

March – $68.00
April – $125.00
May – $119.00
June – $108.00

Source: WIVB