Flood victims can get disaster-related food stamps

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Residents who lived or worked in a dozen West Virginia counties during last month’s devastating floods may be eligible for disaster-related food stamps.

The Department of Health and Human Resources says in a news release that residents who aren’t normally eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may qualify for the benefits due to life-changing issues. Those include inability to access money in checking or savings accounts, unreimbursed disaster-related expenses and lost or reduced in income as a result of the floods.

Eligibility for the Disaster-SNAP benefits is based on net household income. People in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties are eligible.

Applications are being accepted from July 25 to 31 at DHHR offices in each county.

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