If you live in North Carolina and have been impacted by Hurricane Florence, you may qualify for disaster food stamps. The state has received a Major Disaster Declaration as a result of Hurricane Florence. This makes residents in the affected areas eligible for assistance from the government. In this article, we will show you how to apply for Disaster Food Stamps in North Carolina and provide information on locations where you can apply in person for Food Stamps for Hurricane Florence.
Disaster Food Stamps in North Carolina
On September 14, FEMA gave North Carolina a Major Disaster Declaration. This allowed the state to be able to offer the following assistance to individuals and households in the affected areas:
- Disaster Food Stamps or D-SNAP
- Individuals and Households Program
- Crisis Counseling Program
- Disaster Case Management
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance
- Disaster Legal Services
What Happens Next
Now that the State of North Carolina has received a Major Disaster Declaration by FEMA, the state is eligible to offer Disaster Food Stamps. Here is what you need to know.
Apply for Disaster Food Stamps in North Carolina
Once the state has announced that they have started accepting applications for disaster food stamps in the affected areas, then you are now able to apply for benefits. According to this announcement by USDA, the state is ready to provide nutrition assistance to those who are impacted by the storm. The application process is simplified for D-SNAP and benefits are issued to eligible applicants within 72 hours.
Updates on Disaster Food Stamps in NC
September 25, 2018
1. If you are currently on food stamps in North Carolina, you can use your EBT card to purchase hot food during the flood recovery period. Click here or here to read more.
2. If you are on food stamps in North Carolina, you are also eligible for replacement food stamps, which allows you to replace food lost as a result of Hurricane Florence.
3. If you are not on food stamps but need food assistance because you have been impacted by Hurricane Florence, you should call the NC Department of Health and Human Services customer service number at 1-800-662-7030 and find out where you can apply for Apply for Disaster Food Stamps in North Carolina.
4. For more information about Hurricane Florence, and the official response from the state of North Carolina, including updates on assistance the state and the federal government is offering to individuals and households, check out this page from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
5. According to this press release by the United States Department of Agriculture, North Carolina has been approved to provide D-SNAP to areas affected by Hurricane Florence. That means the NC Department of Health and Human Services will soon announce a list of physical locations where you can apply for D-SNAP benefits if you are not currently on food stamps and need food assistance as a result of Hurricane Florence.
NC Disaster Food Stamps Summary
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