The Mississippi Department of Human Services is implementing the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help residents affected by Hurricane Isaac.
It's a one-time only benefit, and you must have incurred disaster related expenses as a direct result of the severe weather to be eligible. Current SNAP recipients are not eligible for Disaster SNAP benefits.
Applications will be accepted Wednesday, September 5 through Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the following locations:
Hancock County DHS 3066 Longfellow Drive Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Harrison County DHS 10260 Larkin Smith Drive Gulfport, MS 39505
Jackson County DHS 5343 Jefferson Street Moss Point, MS 39563
Pearl River DHS 153 Savannah Millard Rd, Suite C Poplarville, MS 39470
One adult may apply for the entire family. To qualify, you must have lived in Jackson, Harrison, Hancock or Pearl River counties during the storm and incurred damage to your home, property or self-employment business. You must also meet the following Disaster SNAP income limits.
To determine the household's monthly income, the net income (take-home pay) from wages or self-employment, assistance payments and other unearned income, such as Social Security or child support, that a household receives will be added to cash on hand and other accessible funds (such as money in checking and savings accounts). Compare your monthly income and household size to the following income limits.
Eligible households will receive a one-month allotment of food assistance benefits. Remember, if you are applying for disaster food assistance, you'll need to bring documents to prove your identity.
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