Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) is SNAP that is provided on a short term basis for people impacted by a natural disaster. A disaster survivor does not need to have been a SNAP recipient prior to natural disaster to receive D-SNAP benefits. You can also receive D-SNAP if you are already reviving SNAP benefits. D-SNAP benefits are also available sooner than normal SNAP benefits, and can be received within one week of applying. D-SNAP is not approved for every disaster. It also may have a limited time window for eligibility. To see if D-SNAP has been activated for your disaster go to:
- https://www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/florida-disaster-nutrition-assistance; or
If there is no information on the D-SNAP page then D-SNAP is not currently active for any disaster. If D-SNAP has been approved for your disaster be sure to apply ASAP to receive your benefits.
To be eligible for D-SNAP, a person must:
- Have lived in the disaster area at the time it was federally declared to be a disaster;
- Have suffered income loss due to the disaster;
- Have incurred disaster related loss expanses;
- Meet the income qualifications - usually, for D-SNAP most income restrictions are waived, see https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access/dsnap/learn.shtml for more details.
Benefits and Supplements for Current SNAP Recipients
If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits, you can receive a supplement to increase your benefits to the maximum amount allowable for your household size.
Applying for D-SNAP
For D-SNAP applications and deadlines please go to: https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access/dsnap/learn.shtml
Applications are usually only open for seven days
, so don't delay.
To replace lost, damaged, stolen EBT-Cards for current D-SNAP recipients please contact the Florida SNAP Coordinators:
- Phone: (888)-356-3281
- online: http://ebtedge.com