West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

Disaster SNAP Benefits Explained

7/25/2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

What:              Disaster SNAP Benefits Explained

 

Who:               Nancy Exline, Bureau for Children and Families Commissioner

 

When:             Tuesday, July 26, 2016

                         10:15 a.m.  

                                       

Place:              Kanawha County DHHR Office

                        4190 W. Washington Street

                        Charleston, WV 25313

        

 

Residents who are not normally eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) may qualify for Disaster SNAP due to disaster-related changes, including the inability to access money in checking or savings accounts, unreimbursed disaster-related expenses or loss/reduction in income as a result of the June 23 floods.

 

Residents who lived or worked in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties during the June flooding may be eligible for Disaster SNAP benefits.  Disaster SNAP benefits can be used by families to purchase food lost in the floods.

 

Commissioner Exline will explain the importance of this federal application process so citizens may take advantage of these benefits.

 

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

 

SNAP is 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact Information

For more information contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or call (304) 558-7899

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