Due to severe storms on June 27 and 28, NYS has directed the SNAP offices in the following counties: Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery to allow recipients of SNAP benefits to report a loss until Friday, July 29.
Current SNAP recipient households, in the counties listed above, that have lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to the storms on June 27 and 28 are entitled to a replacement issuance of benefits if they:
- Report food loss by Monday, July 29 to their SNAP office. This can be done either by phone, in person or in writing, and
- Return a signed and completed Form 2291A "Request for Replacement of Food Purchased with SNAP Benefits" to the SNAP office by the close of business 10 days after reporting the loss.
- By submitting form 2291 A by Monday, July 29, SNAP recipients will fulfill both the above requirements of reporting the loss of food and submitting the form. When using this option SNAP recipients no longer must report the loss separately from submitting the form.
- Form 2291A is a legal Statement indicating a loss of food due to a household misfortune and to the cost of the food lost.
- The SNAP office may use available information regarding power outages and flooding to confirm the accuracy of the statement.
- Make sure to print clearly when filling out the form.
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Your local Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator can help you. Your NOEP Coordinator is a free and confidential partner in your community that can answer any questions you have about SNAP and will work with you on getting any food bought with your EBT card that was destroyed by flooding/power outages replaced.
Click here to find a NOEP coordinator.
You can find the location of your local SNAP office by calling the toll-free New York State Temporary Assistance Hotline at 1-800-342-3009 or by clicking here for a county by county listing.