Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
CSRA (WRDW) -- Due to miscommunication between Georgia Emergency Management Agency and The Division of Family and Children Services, News 12 previously reported Disaster SNAP benefits could be obtained by people who normally do not qualify for SNAP benefits. However, only those who would normally qualify for the SNAP program can get D-SNAP benefits.
According to GEMA spokesman Ken Davis, only food stamp recipients can get a portion of their benefits lost during the ice storm last week.
Beneficiaries will need to go by their local DFACS office to fill out an affidavit to receive their lost benefits. You can also call (877) 423-4746 for more information.
News 12 tried to contact South Carolina's Department of Social Services and again could not get information on the program for South Carolina residents.
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
CSRA (WRDW) -- Government offices are now offering help to those who lost food due to power outages.
The Division of Family and Children Services in Georgia is offering help through the Disaster SNAP Program. The program is designed to provide food stamp benefits to people who may not normally qualify for the food stamp program.
To qualify for D-SNAP benefits, residents must apply in person or have an authorized representative apply for them.
Applicants must also have the following:
- disaster damage to their home;
- loss of food;
- expenses related to protecting their home; or
- lost income as a result of the disaster AND meet income and liquid asset (cash or money in the bank) eligibility
People in South Carolina may also be eligible for D-SNAP benefits. News 12 attempted to reach representatives from the Department of Social Services, but were unable due to the holiday.