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    USDA Approves D-SNAP for Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Ian

    The USDA announced that “low-income Florida residents recovering from Hurricane Ian could be eligible for assistance from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)” on October 7th, 2022.

    D-SNAP requirements vary slightly from normal regular SNAP requirements, so even if you have been denied for SNAP in the past, you could still be eligible for D-SNAP. D-SNAP requirements that differ are income level and disaster-related expenses that could allow you to be eligible. The Florida Department of Children and Families estimates that over 740,000 households may be eligible for D-SNAP assistance. You can read more about D-SNAP and the application requirements here.

    USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said “USDA stands with our neighbors in Florida to continue to provide vital food assistance as they deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian [and] the Department is prepared to extend any available flexibility that will improve food access during their road to recovery.”

    To qualify for this D-SNAP in Florida a household must…


    Once a household is approved, they will receive one month of benefits that can be used at grocery stores and select online retailers to ensure that the needs of their household are being met During this time. You can learn more about the application process and requirements at the Florida Department of Children and Families.


    Read USDA’s Press Release on D-SNAP for Florida