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D-SNAP assistance for Oklahoma storm victims

USDA approves disaster relief program

By Farms.com

The USDA's Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) is available to help low-income residents of Rogers and Mayes counties in Oklahoma recover from the effects of severe storms that began May 25th, 2024.

Households meeting D-SNAP eligibility criteria, including disaster income limits and qualifying disaster expenses, may be eligible for one month of benefits. This benefit equals the maximum monthly amount for a SNAP household of their size.

These benefits can be used to purchase groceries at SNAP-authorized stores or from select online retailers. The program helps families meet temporary food needs while they rebuild their lives after the disaster.

Oklahoma will accept D-SNAP applications for five non-consecutive days, excluding weekends, from July 12th through 18th, 2024. Local media will share details on application dates and locations.

This D-SNAP program is the latest in a series of USDA actions to aid Oklahoma. The USDA previously approved waivers for SNAP recipients who lost food due to power outages and additional SNAP benefits for some existing recipients.


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