What: Disaster SNAP Benefits Explained
Who: Nancy Exline, Bureau for Children
and Families Commissioner
July 26, 2016
Kanawha County DHHR
4190 W. Washington Street
Charleston, WV 25313
Residents who are
not normally eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) may
qualify for Disaster SNAP due to disaster-related changes, including the inability
to access money in checking or savings accounts, unreimbursed disaster-related
expenses or loss/reduction in income as a result of the June 23 floods.
Residents who lived or worked in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson,
Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster
counties during the June flooding may be eligible for Disaster SNAP benefits. Disaster SNAP benefits can be used by
families to purchase food lost in the floods.
Exline will explain the importance of this federal application process so
citizens may take advantage of these benefits.
Residents of the
12 identified counties may apply for D-SNAP benefits from July 25, 2016 through
July 31, 2016.
SNAP is 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) and offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income
individuals and families. USDA is an
equal opportunity provider and employer.
For more information contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or call (304) 558-7899