NHPS Reminds Residents of Possible Storm Food Aid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, September 23, 2011
 
 
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
 
DEADLINE TUESDAY FOR LOWER INCOME FAMILIES WHO SUFFERED LOSSES DURING RECENT STORM TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL FOOD AID
 
 
 
The New Haven Public Schools reminds parents that lower income residents who incurred disaster-related expenses from Tropical Storm Irene, including loss of income, temporary shelter costs and property repairs, may be eligible for special food assistance under the federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).
 
 
 
The deadline to apply for D-SNAP is Tuesday, September 27. Residents can apply at the Department of Social Service (DSS) offices located at 194 Bassett Street. Applications will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
 
 
Eligible households can receive food aid ranging from $200 for a single adult up to $952 for a family of six.
 
 
 
Qualified out-of-pocket expenses due to the storm may include loss of income, including self-employment income; dependent care; medical or funeral costs; moving or storage costs; temporary shelter costs; and costs to protect, repair or replace property or household items, including self-employment property.
 
 
Applicants must meet financial criteria to qualify for D-SNAP.  Take-home income and liquid assets for the period from Aug. 27 to Sept. 25 cannot exceed $2,186 for a single person; $2,847 for a household of two; $3,272 for a household of three; $3,859 for a household of four; $4,254 for a household of five; $4,753 for a household of six; $5,116 for a household of seven; and $5,479 for a household of eight.
 
 
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