Below is information about how food stamp recipients can recover cost of food
lost during the storm. The deadline for filing is 10 days from the date of the
Yolanda Robles Hue
Lighthouse of the Big Bend
3071 Highland Oaks Terrace
Tallahassee, FL 32301
TEL (850) 942-3658, extension 216
Fax (850) 942-4518
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From: "Cindy Hutto"
Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 12:26 PM -0400
Subject: Disaster Food Assistance replacement
To: "'Cindy Hutto'"
Good Morning! I hope all of you made it through the storm well and safe.
Just some information for you regarding food assistance benefit replacement as
you may be seeing people today and over the next few days who have lost food
purchased with their FS benefits.
DCF will replace those benefits on a case-by-case basis and those affected must
file their request within 10 days of the storm, so the clock has already been
Here is the information on our website along with a link:
SNAP Replacement Benefits - Current SNAP customers can receive replacement of
destroyed food that was purchased with SNAP benefits. The replacement cannot be
more than the amount of SNAP benefits the household is entitled to during the
month. There must be proof of the household disaster, and the loss must be
reported within 10 days with a signed statement. Replacements are reviewed on a
case-by-case basis. For more details, visit
The form that the clients use is also linked to that page and I have attached
one as well for you.
Clients may request to receive replacement benefits for food lost due to the
storm, but they may only request the amount they actually lost (not the full
They need to let us know if the funds used to purchase the food came from their
August or their September benefit.
They need to fill out the form or provide a written statement that contains all
the information requested in the form.
They need to provide us with a WORKING phone number since they may be contacted
The approval is not automatic; the workers will determine eligibility for this
They MUST be current FS recipients and they MUST have lost the food due to the
Once they have completed the form or provided the statement; it can be faxed
in, uploaded or mailed as usual. Be sure the form or statement contains their
SS or case number.
We are not now currently providing any food assistance for persons who were not
on FS at the time of the storm. If that changes I will let you know and
information will be posted on the main ACCESS page.
Please let me know if you have questions and thank you for all you do for our
Cindy M. Bishop
DCF Community Partner Liaison, Circuits 3&8
1730 NE 31st Ave, Bldg 2 (physical)
1000 NE 16 Ave Bldg J (mail)
Gainesville, FL 32601
Food Assistance Replacement Form 3515.pdf
Description: Food Assistance Replacement Form 3515.pdf