Monday, November 19, 2012

News to Food Stamp (SNAP) recipients in Ocean County

From the Ocean County Board of Social Services:

The state of New Jersey has committed to issuing an additional amount of food stamps to all food stamps households that received food stamps in October 2012 in order to help replace food lost during the recent hurricane, based on an agreement with Ocean County.

Every food stamp “SNAP” household active in the month of October will receive an additional amount equal to 25% of the amount they received in October.

This will be an automatic issuance.  You do not have to come to or call the agency to receive these enefits.  The benefits will be automatically added to your family’s first account “after” November 26, 2012 when the state system will automatically issue the benefit.

Households that are not active in the month of October and wish to apply for disaster related food stamp benefits, cannot do so at this time. Instructions are pending from the state and will require applications and verifications, since those persons are not food stamp households.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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