Food assistance now available for flooding victims
Residents of Deweyville are now eligible to get SNAP Disaster Assistance in the wake of the severe flooding that hit East Texas in March.
Members of any household may be eligible to get disaster SNAP food benefits, which can be used to buy food at grocery stores and other authorized retailers, if they suffered:
- Damage or destruction of their home or business.
- Loss of income including a reduction or a significant delay in getting paid because of the disaster.
- Disaster-related expenses, such as home or business repairs, temporary shelter or evacuation, that were not reimbursed during the disaster benefit period of March 7 to April 8.
Residents can apply from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19 at the following location:
Deweyville Senior Citizen Center, 43435 State Hwy. 87 S., Orange.
Households applying for Disaster SNAP must actually have lived in the disaster area at the time of the storms, must have suffered loss or damages and must bring identification when applying. Common types of verification include photo ID, non-photo document that verifies identity such as a utility bill or a signed affidavit from someone not in their household who can verify their identity.
SNAP households affected by the disaster may ask for replacement benefits and supplemental disaster benefits. SNAP clients needing replacements must visit or call their local eligibility office. Visit www.YourTexasBenefits.com or call 2-1-1 to find a local office.
People who purposely provide wrong information on a SNAP application may be denied benefits and legal action may be taken against them.