FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2022
SNAP recipients impacted by flooding get replacement benefit extension
Jefferson City, MO— Missourians who lost food purchased with their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due flooding in St. Charles County, St. Louis City, or St. Louis County will now have until August 24th to report their loss to the Family Support Division and receive replacement benefits. This extension comes after the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service approved the request from the Department of Social Services to waive the 10-day reporting requirement for replacement benefits.
“It is critical that we use all tools available to support families who have been impacted by this significant flooding,” said Kim Evans, Family Support Division Director, Department of Social Services. “Our teams have been on the ground working to help those impacted, and we will work as quickly as we can to connect affected families with necessary services.”
To report a loss and begin the process of receiving replacement benefits, the Food Stamp household or an Authorized Representative must complete the Replacement Request online or complete and return the Replacement Request Form by August 24th. Completed forms can be submitted to the Family Support Division (FSD) through the FSD upload portal, faxing it to 1-573-522-6220, or by dropping it off, or mailing it to any local FSD office.
If a recent has displaced a family and the family is in need of child care services, they may be eligible for child care assistance due to being homeless (includes residing in a shelter or staying with relatives/friend). Contact the Family Support Division to learn more.
For questions or additional information about recovery assistance, please contact the Family Support Division Information Center at 1-855-FSD-INFO (1-855-373-4636) or visit http://dss.mo.gov/recovery-information.htm. Missourians can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. Visit https://recovery.mo.gov/ for a complete list of recovery resources.
The mission of the Department of Social Services is to empower Missourians to live safe, healthy, and productive lives.