Cash Benefits

Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF)

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Summary

NYS was allotted funding, through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to provide a one-time payment for the cost of diapers, the purchase of additional food, and the costs associated with relocation to victims of domestic violence through the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF).

PEAF was available to families and individuals with an active Cash Assistance (CA, also known as Public Assistance) or SNAP case. All benefits from this program have been distributed.

For more information go to https://otda.ny.gov/policy/directives/2022/LCM/22-LCM-01.pdf.