Albany, Broome, Bronx, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Herkimer, Kings, Montgomery, Nassau, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Ulster, Warren, Washington, and Westchester Counties.
- Food Stamp Offices in the counties listed above have been instructed to continue accepting requests for replacement of food stamp benefits due to loss of food until September 30.
- Current food stamp recipients, in the counties listed above, who lost food due to flooding or power outages during Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee are eligible to apply for replacement food stamp benefits.
- You should encourage folks to report their loss to their food stamp office ASAP.
For more information on Replacement Food Stamp Benefits see our memo on Flooding, Power Outages and Replacement Food Stamp Benefits.
A flyer is available for you to share with your clients about this important assistance available to any current food stamp recipient who has lost food due to power outages or flooding during Tropical Storm Lee. This flyer is also available in Spanish.
The form for requesting Replacement Food Stamp Benefits is available for you to download.
For More Informtion: There are Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) coordiantors in many communities across NYS. NOEP coordinators are available to help potentially eligible individuals and families apply for food stamp benefits.
NOEP coordinators can help families and individuals who may be eligible for Replacement Food Stamp Benefits by:
- Providing families with the form needed to request replacement food stamp benefits.
- Helping families complete this form, and
- Answering any questions families or community agencies may have.
Find out if there is a NOEP coordinator in your community!Questions about replacement food stamp benefits call Hunger Solutions New York at 1-800-865-5542.