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Disaster Unemployment Insurance 

SNAP

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We believe that DCF is close to announcing Disaster SNAP (DSNAP), which DCF calls Food for Florida.

You may want to periodically check DCF’s Food for Florida 



If you’re a current SNAP (EBT/food stamp) client, you can request a supplement if you meet at least one of the following conditions:

▪ You currently get benefits that are less than the monthly maximum

▪ You have losses from the disaster that are not reimbursed.

Low-income households not normally eligible under regular program rules may qualify for D-SNAP if they meet the disaster income limits, which are slightly higher, and have qualifying disaster-related expenses such as loss of income, damage to property and relocation expenses.

Eligible households will receive one month of benefits, equivalent to the maximum amount of benefits normally issued to a SNAP household of their size. Benefits are issued via an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card within 72 hours.


Florida’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

FEMA
Residents who sustained losses in declared counties can apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Residents who suffered damages from the storm may register now, and if their county is later included in the declaration, the application will be processed automatically.
If you do not have access to the internet, you may register by calling

1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) 
or
1-800-462-7585 (TTY);

if you use 711 Relay or Video Relay Service call 1-800-621-3362.

Residents are also encouraged to download the FEMA App to begin the registration process.
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.


DEO has formally announced Disaster Unemployment Assistance:

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to those who:

  • Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment;
  • Are not able to work or perform services because of physical damage of destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster;
  • Can establish that the work or self-employment they can no longer perform was their principal source of income; 
  • Do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits from any state;
  • Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury as a direct result of the disaster; or
  • Became the breadwinner or major supporter of a household because of the death of the head of household.


Individuals in designated-disaster areas must file DUA applications by October 13, 2017.

DEO instructs those affected that, "to file a DUA claim go to http://www.floridajobs.org/ or call 1-800-385-3920. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to assist claimants. For DUA claims information call 1-800-204-2418 and choose option 2 to speak to a customer service representative."



Counseling

The National Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to residents of Florida needing support in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.


Sign up for text updates for hurricane relief volunteer opportunities

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

(Food Stamps) 

Resources

Helpful links & tips

​D-SNAP