'Disaster SNAP' application lines wrap around blocks

Friday, September 29, 2017 06:54PM
Some have reported waiting up to five hours in line to apply.


HOUSTON, Texas - The state of Texas is offering short-term food assistance to families who were affected by Hurricane Harvey, but the line is long.

Some have reported waiting up to five hours in line to apply and you must apply in person. You can find the application locations here.

Under the Disaster SNAP program, people can receive benefits when they return to their homes and have access to power and grocery stores after a disaster. The amount of the food allowance depends on household size and is equal to two months of the maximum amount of SNAP benefits.

There are certain requirements to be eligible for the help. You must have experienced a loss of income, destruction of your home or a disaster-related expense, such as temporary shelter or home repairs.

You must not have been getting regular SNAP food benefits. You must meet certain income limits, which you can find at the Texas Health and Human Services website.

You must also be from a county that was declared a federal disaster area.

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