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#11-27-ELI: October 2011 Changes In Food Stamp Standards
(This Policy Directive Replaces PD #10-33-ELI and PB #11-31-ELI)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) have released their cost-of-living adjustments for the Food Stamp (FS) program, which will become effective October 1, 2011. The adjustments will affect the following items:

 FS standard deduction
 Maximum excess shelter deduction
 Income limits for the 130% Gross Income Test, 165% Gross Income Test, 200% Gross Income Test, and the 100% Net Income Test
 Standard Utility Allowance (SUA) amounts
 New York State Nutrition Improvement Project (NYSNIP) standardized benefit levels


Created: 9/26/2011
Updated: 9/26/2011