West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

Disaster SNAP Applications Accepted Today through September 12 for West Virginians Impacted by July Flooding

9/6/2017

Beginning today, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will accept applications to receive Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits from residents who lived or worked in Harrison, Marion, Marshall and Wetzel counties during the July 29, 2017 floods.  

Eligibility for D-SNAP will be based on the household’s net income, which is determined by adding available income, cash on hand and accessible bank accounts, then subtracting unreimbursed disaster-related expenses. Assets such as homes and automobiles are not included in the net income eligibility determination.  View eligibility guidelines at http://bit.ly/2acZBFs. 

Approved by DHHR and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), D-SNAP benefits can be used to purchase food, but cannot be used to buy alcoholic beverages, tobacco or non-food items.  Most benefits will be available within one day of the date of application. Benefits must be used within 120 days. 

Residents of the 4 identified counties may apply for D-SNAP benefits at the following locations from today through September 12, 2017.

County

Site Location

Site Address

Hours of Operation

Harrison

 

 

Harrison DHHR

153 W. Main Street, Suite D

Clarksburg, WV 26302

M-F   8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Sat.   9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun.  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Marion

Marion DHHR

416 Adams Street, Suite 307

Fairmont, WV 26654

M-F   8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Sat.   9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun.  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Marshall

Marshall DHHR

400 Teletech Drive, Suite 2

Moundsville, WV 26041

M-F   8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Sat.   9:00 am –  5:00 pm

Sun.  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wetzel

 

Wetzel DHHR

1236 North State Route 2

New Martinsville, WV 26155

M-F   8:30 am – 7:30 pm

Sat.   9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun.  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm



Applicants are strongly encouraged to bring the following items:
  • photo proof of identity such as a driver’s license or other picture ID;
    • other identification, such as but limited to:  school ID card or record, marriage record, library card, credit card, employment services registration card, Social Security card, voter registration card, military discharge papers, selective service card, state ID card, passport, military identification card, are acceptable.
  • documentation of residence in the affected county at the time of disaster; 
  • verification of all income, including employment income received during July 29, 2017 – August 27, 2017; 
  • verification of assets such as checking and savings accounts; and   
  • verification of all disaster-related expenses.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or (304) 558-7899

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