The severe storm, which hit the region last Friday, June 29, 2012, continues to have lingering effects. The Food and Nutrition Service denied the Districts request for automatic replacement of benefits, since the District did not experience more than 50% loss of power due to the storm. Therefore, the Department of Human Services will receive requests for Replacement Food Stamp benefits, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance. DHS will accept requests at all DHS Service Center locations and at the mass feeding sites. (See attached) Residents must be a current Food Stamp recipient and received a benefit in June 2012. Residents must report the loss within 10 days of Sunday, July 1, 2012. Therefore, DHS will not accept any requests for replacement benefits after close of business July 11, 2012 at 8 pm. All requests must meet the requirements of 7 CFR §276.6.
Applicants must make the request orally or in writing and provide the following information no later than July 11, 2012 for the request to be processed:
- Proof of DC address
- DHS case number or social security number
- An estimate of the value of the destroyed food or copies of receipts of replaced food
- A signed statement attesting to the household’s loss
DHS will verify the power loss with PEPCO and process the requests as soon as possible. The maximum amount of replacement cannot exceed the resident’s food stamp allotment in June.
If you have any questions, please contact Richard Walker at 202-698-3958.
Anacostia, 2100 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE (202) 645-4614, fax (202) 727-3527
Congress Heights 4001 South Capitol Street, SW (202) 645-4546, fax (202) 654-4524
Fort Davis, 3851 Alabama Avenue, SE (202) 645-4500, fax (202) 645-6205
H Street, 645 H Street, NE (202) 698-4350, fax (202) 724-8964
Taylor Street, 1207 Taylor Street, NW (202) 576-8000, fax (202) 576-8740
Mass Feeding Sites: When available
Langdon Community Center - 2901 20th Street, NE
Guy Mason Recreation Center - 3600 Calvert Street N.W.
Takoma Community Center – 300 Van Buren Street N.W.
Emery Recreation Center located at 5801 Georgia Ave. N.W.
Deanwood Recreation Center – 1350 49th Street N.E.
S. E. Tennis and Learning Center located at 701 Mississippi Ave. S.E.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
July 11 deadline for getting SNAP benefits replaced
From the District government July 3: