Help Announced For Food Stamp Recipients Who Lost Food In Storm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ More than 208,000 Connecticut households will get help replacing food that spoiled during flooding or power outages from Tropical Storm Irene.

The state Department of Social Services says the federal government is giving more than $13 million for Connecticut participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

That program, formerly known as food stamps, targets low-income families. They will get an average of $62 extra in their September allocations to help replace food they lost, depending on their income and family size.

People can request higher reimbursements if they can show the food they lost was worth more than 25 percent of their monthly SNAP allocation.

Many homeowners’ insurance policies cover food spoilage from extended power outages, though the reimbursement usually kicks in only if the value exceeds the policy’s deductible.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. roxana fraenza says:

    I am a single Mom with a teenage son. When i received my FS on the 1st, I had to do a complete shopping including all condiments and spices and everything. I spent almost all of my FS within a few days. I was happy to hear that we were getting extra FS. During that time, I had went shopping with a friend of mine and bought $120 more food. I brought my food to her house until I was ready to go home. I left them all bagged up to separate them. We left her house to take a walk and she got into an argument with me and refuses to give me my food back. As well as all of my belongings. I have NO NO food left to eat. she has plenty to eat & she just received a 10,000 check for insurance. Please help me. I feel like putting her on the news for all her fraudulent activity.

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