TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION: Residents of the following counties may only apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) Sept. 13 – 19, 2017: DeWitt, Gonzalez, Jasper, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Matagorda, Newton, Orange, Sabine and Tyler. You will need to apply on certain days depending on the first letter of your last name. Offices will be open daily from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. See below for all other federal disaster counties.
D-SNAP offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. D-SNAP is designed to help when people return to their homes and have access to electricity and grocery stores. Benefits are loaded on a Lone Star Card within three days of applying, and the amount is equal to two months of the maximum amount of SNAP benefits, based on household size.
Based on your county of residence, there is a limited period of time to apply for D-SNAP.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be from a county that has been declared a federal disaster area*.
- Have experienced a loss of income, destruction of your home or a disaster-related expense, such as temporary shelter or home repairs.
- Not have been getting regular SNAP food benefits at the time of the disaster.
- Meet certain income limits. Click here to view income limits.
*Federal disaster counties include:
Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton
To find out if you qualify for D-SNAP, and to get further information on how and where to apply, view the full article on Disaster SNAP from the Texas Health and Human Services.