(This Policy Bulletin Replaces PB #09-06-ELI)
The purpose of this policy bulletin is to inform all staff of the changes to the Food Stamp (FS) Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) amounts and to the New York State Nutrition Improvement Project (NYSNIP) standardized benefit levels effective April 1, 2011. The SUA Level 1 will decrease from $781 to $718 and the SUA Level 2 will decrease from $308 to $284. The SUA Level 3 will remain unchanged at $33.
See PB #04-105-ELI for NYSNIP information The FS benefits of households receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other income that have NYSNIP Shelter Type Codes 95 and 97 will decrease from $200 to $196. All other NYSNIP benefit levels will remain the same.