Disaster SNAP Benefits Available for Eligible Residents Affected by June Floods

Jul 26, 2016

Credit Kara Lofton / WV Public Broadcasting

Residents affected by the June 23 may qualify for special Disaster SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. Disaster SNAP benefits can be used by families to purchase food lost in the floods.

Eligibility for the program includes the inability to access money in checking or savings accounts, unreimbursed disaster-related expenses or loss/reduction. Residents who lived or worked in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties are encouraged to apply. Prior eligibility for SNAP is not required.~~~

Residents of the 12 identified counties may apply for D-SNAP benefits from July 25, 2016 through July 31, 2016.

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