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Some MS Isaac victims eligible for emergency food stamps

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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.

Disaster SNAP income limits

Number in Household Monthly Income Limit
1......................................................... $2,221
2......................................................... $2,900
3......................................................... $3,338
4......................................................... $3,937
5......................................................... $4,340
6......................................................... $4,854
7......................................................... $5,224
8......................................................... $5,595

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.

For more information, visit www.msema.org.

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