NY distributing more financial assistance to struggling families, domestic violence survivors

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Starting this month, New York State will start sending out more financial assistance to struggling families and survivors of domestic violence.

The Pandemic Emergency Assistance fund will help cover the cost of necessities and food, as well as short-term expenses that come with relocation like rent, utilities, and repairs.

Families enrolled in public assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with a child under three will get $140 per child.

Those families with an adult older than 55 and a child younger than 17 will get one-time payments of $730 in April.

The payments will go directly to households’ Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account.