“Richard C” retroactive SNAP payments went out the weekend of Nov. 15th!–Empire Justice Center

In a recent settlement (Richard C. v. Proud), New York State has agreed to issue back benefits for those time periods when individuals were improperly sanctioned.  The restored benefits will allow low income families to purchase much needed food for their families, especially during the holiday season, and will offset recent federal cuts to the SNAP program.  As an added bonus, the 100% federally funded benefits will bring at least an additional $80 million in food expenditures to local economies.

November 14, 2013

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is issuing restored SNAP benefits to tens of thousands of households across New York State, in accordance with the “Richard C v Proud” class action court settlement.

Read the press release.

See our  new “Richard C” Q&A about the back SNAP payments.

Sign up for the informational webinar on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 to learn more.

Get a copy of OTDA’s “Richard C” notice to class members.

Review the “Richard C” stipulation of settlement.

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