DCF Replaces Food Assistance Benefits for Customers Impacted by Hurricane Michael

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2018

DCF Replaces Food Assistance Benefits for Customers Impacted by Hurricane Michael

TALLAHASSEE – To assist families in recovery after Hurricane Michael, current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla, and Washington counties will receive replacement benefits at a 40 percent rate by close of business Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Additionally, current SNAP customers are permitted to purchase hot foods with their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at participating retailers through October 31.

DCF also released SNAP benefits early for those current customers scheduled to receive their benefits in October who lived in one of the 35 counties included in Governor Scott’s October 9 emergency declaration.

For more information regarding the pre-landfall emergency declaration and a list of the effected counties, please visit: https://floridadisaster.org/news-media/news/20181009-gov.-scott-federal-...

The Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency promotes strong and economically self-sufficient communities by administering federal food, cash, and medical assistance programs that help individuals and families on the road to economic recovery.

For more information, please visit: http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access-florida-food-medical...

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