From the Department of Social Services:

 

We have received approval from FNS to automatically mass reissue 25% of our SNAP households’ August benefits to help with food losses caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

  • All Connecticut households who received SNAP when Tropical Storm Irene hit the state automatically received these additional benefits. 
  • These benefits were automatically added to SNAP household’s EBT accounts and are available today. 
  • JP Morgan is updating their telephone message for SNAP clients who call in to check their accounts to inform them that we’ve added these benefits to their accounts.

While this 25% automatic mass SNAP benefit reissuance will help many households with food losses, some SNAP households may have lost food purchased with SNAP valued at more than 25% of their August benefits. 

  • These households can request additional individual replacement SNAP benefits above the 25% already provided. 
  • The amount of the individual request must be based on the value of food purchased with SNAP that was lost due to the storm.
  • The amount of the 25% mass reissuance, plus the individual replacement request, cannot be more than their August benefit amount.

2-1-1 Infoline will be the point of contact for reports of food losses and the return of Request Forms.  Effective immediately, please refer any requests for individual SNAP replacement benefits to 2-1-1 Infoline. 

  • Households must report food losses to 2-1-1 Infoline no later than 4:30 pm on September 19, 2011. 
  • Households must return a completed Request Form that 2-1-1 Infoline will provide to them within 10 days of the date that they reported the food loss.
  • 2-1-1 is the point of return for all Request Forms. 
  • Households will be directed to return Request Forms to 2-1-1 Infoline (2-1-1 will provide a prepaid return envelope).
  • If a household returns a Request Form to you in error, please date stamp the form and forward it to 2-1-1 Infoline at

2-1-1 Infoline

  • 2-1-1 Infoline will log reports of food losses and subsequent receipt of Request Forms.
  • 2-1-1 Infoline will forward Request Forms to the C.O. Central Processing Unit (CPU). 
  • The CPU will process these Request Forms, issuing individual replacement benefits to eligible households and denying requests from ineligible households.

 

Views: 199

Tags: DSS, EBO, SNAP

Comment

You need to be a member of GNH Community to add comments!

Join GNH Community

    Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever. Online at www.cfgnh.org

Neighborhoods: What is Working

Laser Eagles

International pioneer in the disability movement Judith Snow describes how the Laser Eagles Art Guild enables people labeled disabled to express themselves through art.

7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief

It's not hard to bring a little more equality into each others' lives.

Community Health Vital for Healthy People

A look into the State of Oregon's experiments in spending healthcare money on care coordination and community health as a way of preventing expensive emergency care.

Open Street Project

Using Temporary Signage to Increase Attendance

Before the most recent Sunday Streets Missoula, organizers tried something new: they decided to put up temporary signs around the city with information about the upcoming event. The idea was simple: the signs would both help participants find their way to certain parts of the Sunday Streets route, and also remind people that Sunday Streets [...]

Apply to Host the 2015 Open Streets Summit in your Town

The Alliance for Biking & Walking is requesting proposals to host the 2015 Open Streets Summit. The Open Streets Summit is the only North American conference devoted exclusively to growing Open Streets. The 2015 event will be the third Summit – the most recent Open Streets Summit was held in Los Angeles in April 2014 [...]

Lessons from Tucson’s Cyclovia

Kylie Walzak is program manager at Living Streets Alliance, a biking and walking advocacy organization in Tucson, AZ. Her organization puts together Cyclovia Tucson, an Open Streets that first occurred in 2010 and has grown from an annual event to drawing 25,000 twice per year. Don’t despair if you don’t have time! Our first event [...]

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

No small plans for Chicago’s next generation of civic leaders

What does Susana Vasquez, executive director of LISC Chicago, have in common with Barack Obama, T.S. Eliot and Enrico Fermi? As of next year, they’ll all have taught classes at the University of Chicago. Vasquez, who will teach a course on community organizing, will join professors from the university at the newly launched Civic Leadership Academy, which will foster government and non-profit leaders in the Chicago area. Experts from LISC helped design and draft the curriculum. Students must be full-time professionals and will use their coursework to help tackle their real-world challenges while building a strong network amongst public-sector leaders.

Homeless Indy mom builds bright future

Five years ago, Brenda Wolf was homeless and struggling to meet her family's most basic needs. What she found when she signed up for a LISC Financial Opportunity Center program in Indianapolis changed her life. "Sometimes, bad things happen to good people, and you get in a position where you need help," she tearfully recounts in a new United Way video. "When I came here, all my doors opened." Today, Wolf owns a home, works at a prestigious law firm and sees her children thriving. Nationwide, LISC supports more than 70 FOC programs like the one operated by Southeast Community Center in Indianapolis, where Wolf got the help she needed.

NEF, Housing Credit attract $46 million to linchpin Conn. project

In New Britain, Conn., poverty and unemployment are among the highest in the state. But, this week, the long-awaited redevelopment of two decaying public housing projects is giving 300 families a leg up to overcome those pressures. LISC's affiliate, National Equity Fund, invested nearly $46 million on behalf of JPMorgan Chase and TDBank to help transform aging apartments into quality homes with green space and on-site services for residents. All told, LISC has invested more than $350 million in grants, loans and equity to revitalize troubled neighborhoods across Connecticut.

© 2014   Created by Lee Cruz.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service