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DHS processing requests for replacement SNAP benefits due to severe weather

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Posted at 11:43 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 12:43:51-04

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients whose households lost food as a result of severe storms may request a replacement of benefits up to the monthly amount received for May 2019.

Some families served by the Department of Human Services may have been impacted due to a loss of power for an extended period or flooding.

"We are extremely saddened about the devastation and loss so many of our neighbors have experienced," said Patrick Klein, director of Adult and Family Services. "While people are getting back on their feet, we want them to know DHS is here to help them. We encourage families who have been affected to request a replacement of their benefits immediately."

To request a replacement of SNAP benefits, click here. Residents are asked to complete the form within 10 days of the loss, and return the form to your local DHS county office.

Recipients who have lost their food benefits card may request a replacement card here.

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