The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced Monday that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. Current SNAP recipients are expected to receive their February benefits by Jan. 17.

Most recipients will receive their entire February benefit early, so it is important for SNAP recipients to budget accordingly considering the uncertainty caused by the federal shutdown, OTDA officials said in a news release.

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