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

Conscious Simplicity

Today's world requires far more than crude or cosmetic changes in our manner of living. Simplicity is not an alternative lifestyle for a marginal few, but rather a creative choice for the mainstream majority to change our overall levels and patterns of living and consuming.

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.

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

LISC, Kresge launch new 'creative placemaking' effort

LISC is rolling out a new national initiative to make arts and culture investments in low-income areas. The Kresge Foundation has committed $3.5 million to help launch the program, and LISC has named Erik Takeshita, deputy director of Twin Cities LISC, to lead it. He will work closely with local LISC programs across the country to support arts-related economic development and cultural activities that create jobs, reduce blight, attract patrons and visitors and build a strong sense of community among residents.

Let's truly honor veterans

The Obama Administration has made it a national priority to end homelessness among veterans. But, getting that done takes much more than a government commitment. It requires a careful balance of responsive public policies and focused private and nonprofit partners—all aligned to develop housing and services that help veterans reclaim their lives. Debbie Burkart, who leads LISC's Bring them HOMES veterans initiative, talks about both sides of this equation in Veterans Day articles for Affordable Housing Finance and Next City. "Permanent supporting housing is an invaluable resource for healing and bringing hope to the men and women who served our country," she says.

Retooling Indy industrial sites

Shuttered manufacturing plants are a significant drag on the well-being of the communities that surround them. That's why, in Indianapolis, LISC has led a local effort to identify abandoned industrial properties for commercial redevelopment and is attracting new employers to fill them. It's an important part of LISC's broader economic development strategy to creates good jobs, generates local revenue, cleans up toxic land and makes communities safer.

© 2014   Created by Lee Cruz.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service