Tornado recovery: Deadline to apply for replacement SNAP food help is extended

Published: Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Montgomery County residents have received a special extension for applying for replacement SNAP food assistance. 

Because significant damage from the Memorial Day tornado outbreak affected so many residents in their ability to apply for food assistance in a timely manner, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services granted an extension until Friday, July 5, to request replacement benefits. 

Such replacement benefits usually must be requested within 10 days of the loss. 

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Applicants must have lost power for four or more hours as a result of the Memorial Day storms. 

Montgomery County Job and Family Services eligibility specialists will verify outages by working directly with DP&L. 

You can request benefits at The Job Center through the July 5 deadline.