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D-SNAP Disaster Assistance

Atlantic County to Accept D-SNAP Applications November 26 - December 4 at Boardwalk Hall

A Presidential Major Disaster Declaration with individual assistance was issued due to the devastation resulting from Hurricane Sandy which hit the New Jersey coastline in October.

The Division of Family Development (DFD) has been authorized by the Food and Nutrition Services to implement D-SNAP in the affected areas. There are 16 counties that will be included in the full D-SNAP implementation: ATLANTIC, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Burlington and Cumberland counties will implement D-SNAP in selected zip codes only due to the geographical impact of the disaster in these areas.

The D-SNAP benefit period for this incident is 10/28/2012 - 11/26/2012.
Applicant households must have been residing in the disaster area at the time the disaster struck, and have disaster related expenses greater than $100 paid out during the benefit period to be found eligible for benefits. Disaster related expenses may include: home/business repairs, temporary shelter expenses, evacuation expenses, medical expenses due to personal injury, funeral expenses, pet boarding fees, expenses to replace necessary personal and household items (clothing, appliances, tools and educational materials), fuel for primary heating source, disaster clean-up expenses, disaster damage vehicle repair expenses, and storage expenses.

Approved D-SNAP applicants will receive their benefits on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that can only be used for the purchase of grocery food items and some prepared foods.

Current SNAP (food stamps) recipients from the 16 counties listed above should not apply for this assistance because they received a replacement allocation on their EBT card and will receive a supplemental benefit by December 7, 2012.

Applications will be accepted IN PERSON 11/26 - 12/4:

Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

The following shows the dates and hours of when you can apply in person by the first letter of your last name.

Date: Hours Last Name Starts With
Mon. 11/26
10am - 6pm A - E
Tues. 11/27 9am - 6pm F - J
Wed. 11/28 9am - 6pm K - O
Thurs. 11/29 9am - 6pm P - S
Fri. 11/30 9am - 6pm T - Z
Mon. 12/3 9am - 6pm Make up days, last names A - Z
Tues. 12/4 9am - 6pm Make up days, last names A - Z

D-SNAP Required Documentation

Under the new rules D-SNAP applicants must provide:
  • Driver's license, voter's registration card, social security card etc. may be used for I.D. purposes.
  • Verification of your residency. You can provide a copy of your lease, mortgage payment statement, driver's license etc.
  • Bank statements, christmas clubs, liquid resources
  • Last 4 paystubs
  • Proof of loss where you had an expense of $100 or more. If any of the purchases were charged to a credit card, the resident must be able to document that they paid the credit card bill for these items by November 26. Cash or debit card proof of expense is required. The cost of replacing food cannot be included in the $100, but restaurant expenses are allowed. You can only provide hurricane losses that are not covered by insurance or other sources these may include but are not limited to:
    1. home or business repairs
    2. temporary shelter expenses
    3. evacuation expenses
    4. Disaster clean up
    5. Disaster related vehicle repairs
    6. Replacement of personal items, such as clothing or household items, such as appliances, tools, educational materials.
    7. Gasoline for a generator
    8. any other documented expenses related to Superstorm Sandy
  • Any other household income, this would include but not to be limited to:
    1. SSI
    2. Social Security
    3. Child support
    4. Alimony
    5. Retirement Benefits

D-SNAP Financial Eligibility
Applicant households will be financially eligible for D-SNAP if the (NET income for the household 10/28-11/26) + (accessible liquid resources) is less than the income limit for the household size as indicated in the chart below.

Household Size Disaster Income Limit Allotment Amount
1 $2,268 $200
2 $2,965 $367
3 $3,416 $526
4 $4,034 $668
5 $4,452 $793
6 $4,979 $952
7 $5,363 $1,052
8 $5,747 $1,202
Each Additional Member + $384 + $150