last season mulberry bags dates for Jefferson County residents to apply for Disaster
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services will be opening two locations in Jefferson County on Monday, October 2 for victims of Hurricane Harvey to apply for disaster food relief. with certain exceptions.5115 Interstate Highway 10Applications are being taken based on a rolling alphabetical order. People will need to apply on certain days depending on the first letter of their last name.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is the program formerly known as food stamps.
Within Jefferson County residents will be able to sign up in person based on their last name.
Date Last name
Oct. 2 A C
Oct. 3 D H
Oct. 4 I M
Oct. 5 N R
Oct. 6 S Z
Oct. 7, 8 Anyone
D SNAP is available to eligible people who are residents of one of the counties with a federal disaster declaration and weren receiving benefits through regular SNAP at the time of the disaster.
Recipients will be given a Lone Star Card that will be loaded within three days with funds to purchase food from most grocery stores.
Residents of the affected counties may be eligible if they suffered damage to their home or business,
loss of income or disaster related expenses. Disaster related expenses can include home repairs, temporary shelter or evacuation expenses.
Households must bring identification when applying for D SNAP. Common types of verification include a driver license or other government issued photo identification.
Eligible households will receive two months of benefits when their cards load. The benefit amount is equivalent to the maximum amount normally issued to a SNAP household of their size, within three days of applying.
If families have been displaced from one of the counties receiving D SNAP and cannot travel back to their home county, they can go to any local HHS benefits office across the state to apply for D SNAP during the dates designated for their counties.
Texas has been closely tracking eligibility and approvals for D SNAP as benefits are delivered. Texas is administering D SNAP based on federal guidelines and income parameters. Texas has controls in place to ensure benefits are provided to people who meet the requirements outlined by the federal program.
People who purposely provide wrong information to receive disaster benefits may be denied benefits, and legal action may be taken against them.