UPDATE: More counties eligible for disaster food benefits

UPDATE POSTED JUNE 21, 2021 AT 4:19 P.M.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – More Kentuckians affected by the flooding between Feb. 26 and March 14, 2021 may qualify for disaster food benefits during a six-day application process that starts Wednesday June 23 and ends Monday, June 28.

The benefits are for flood-affected residents who lived or worked in the following counties between Feb. 26 and March 14, 2021, which received an Individual Assistance Declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Anderson, Boyd, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Greenup, Jackson, Jessamine, Knott, Laurel, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Warren and Woodford.

“Once again we are thankful for FEMA’s continued partnership in helping Kentuckians rebuild from devastating flooding,” said Gov. Beshear. “Now, more Kentuckians can receive the support they need to feed their families as far too many continue to be impacted by effects of historic flooding.”

Those looking to apply for D-SNAP benefits are encouraged to call the Department for Community Based Services Call Services Center at 855-306-8959. Individuals may also apply in person at the local offices in the county DCBS offices listed below:

  •  Anderson County: 117 Hilltop Drive, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
  •  Boyd County: 1539 Greenup Ave., Suite 201, Ashland, KY 41101
  •  Clark County: 1113 Pioneer Drive, Winchester, KY 40391
  •  Fayette County: 455 Park Place, Suite 120B, Lexington, KY 40505
  •  Franklin County: 677 Comanche Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Greenup County: 20 Lil Way, Greenup, KY 41144
  • Jackson County: 1038 McCammon Ridge Rd., McKee, KY 40447
  • Jessamine County: 111 Edgewood Plaza, Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Knott County: 125 Cowtown Rd., Hindman, KY 41822
  • Laurel County: 31 S. Laurel Rd., London, KY 40744
  • Lawrence County: 180 Bulldog Lane, Suite 1, Louisa, KY 41230
  • Leslie County: 21150 U.S. 421, Hyden, KY 41749
  • Letcher County: 415 State Highway, 2034 B, Whitesburg, KY 41815
  • Lincoln County: 144 Frontier Blvd., Stanford KY 40484
  • Madison County: 204 Pauline Drive, Berea, KY 40404
  • Madison County: 304 Anna Hume Blvd., Richmond, KY 40475
  • Morgan County: 405 Prestonsburg St., West Liberty, KY 41472
  • Owsley County: 33 Highway 11 South, Booneville, KY 41314
  • Perry County: : 1332 S. Kentucky Highway 15, Hazard, KY 41701
  • Pulaski County: 650 N. Main St., Suite 250, Somerset, KY 42501
  • Rockcastle County: 45 New Broadhead Rd., Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
  • Warren County: 356 Suwanee Trail St., Bowling Green, KY 42103
  • Woodford County: 115 Crossfield Drive, Versailles, KY 40383

Applicants who are approved will pick up their benefit cards in the local office.

Daily application times and local office hours for D-SNAP in the 22 counties are:

Day

Date 2021

Application times (call services)

Hours local office will be open for applications taken

Hours local office will be open to pick up DSNAP cards

Wednesday

June 23

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday

June 24

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday

June 25

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday

June 26

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday

June 27

Closed

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Monday

June 28

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED JUNE 7, 2021 AT 4:36 P.M.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Eastern Kentuckians in counties affected by the recent historic flooding activity may qualify to apply for disaster food benefits. The announcement of the seven-day application process came from Gov. Andy Beshear on the same day the process began, June 7.

The Beshear Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gained approval for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or D-SNAP. This program is meant to help those impacted by the flood who were living or working in Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Floyd, Johnson, Lee, Magoffin, Martin and Powell Counties between Feb. 26 and March 14, 2021.

These counties and 22 others received an Individual Assistance Declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). D-SNAP approval from the USDA is being sought for those remaining counties.

“We are grateful for the quick aid response we continue to receive from FEMA and our state, local and federal government partners,” Gov. Beshear said. “Thank you to everyone working with us to help feed families that continue to be impacted by historic flooding.”

If a resident of these counties would not typically qualify under SNAP guidelines, they may be eligible if they lived or worked in these flooded areas. Eligibility for D-SNAP benefits is based on if one’s home or belongings were damaged or destroyed and if they have unreimbursed disaster-related expenses or a loss or reduction of income as a result of the flooding.

“If one person is going hungry, that is one too many,” said Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander. “This assistance will help Kentuckians access the help they need to keep food on their tables.”

“We are so grateful for this federal emergency funding from the USDA to help residents and workers in Eastern Kentucky whose homes and property were damaged by recent flooding,” Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Commissioner Marta Miranda-Straub said. “Eligible families will receive benefits quickly and can use them at local groceries and farmers’ markets.”

Families have a seven-day period to apply for the disaster benefits. Those affected by the flood are encouraged to apply for D-SNAP benefits by calling the DCBS Call Services Center at 1-855-306-8959. Applicants can also do so in person at the DCBS offices. If approved, individuals will pick up benefit cards in their local offices.

Below are the local DCBS office addresses for in-person application and pickup of D-SNAP cards:

  • Breathitt County: 355 Broadway, Jackson, Ky., 41339
  • Clay County: 25 Marcum Hill Road, Manchester, Ky., 40962
  • Estill County: (Alternate location established) Estill County Board of Education, 253 Main St., Irvine, Ky., 40336
  • Floyd County: 311 North Arnold Ave., Suite 403, Prestonsburg, Ky., 41653
  • Johnson County: 205 Main St., Suite 1, Paintsville, Ky., 41240
  • Lee County: 256 Main St., 2nd Floor Lee County Courthouse, Beattyville, Ky., 41311
  • Magoffin County: 30 S. Church St., Salyersville, Ky., 41465
  • Martin County: 104 E. Main St., Suite 200, Inez, Ky., 41224
  • Powell County: 124 N. Main St., Stanton, Ky., 40380

D-SNAP benefits application times for the Call Services Center phone line and in-person at these local offices are also provided:

Day

Date 2021

Hours for D-SNAP Application through Call Services Center (1-855-306-8959)

Hours for D-SNAP Application at Local Offices Listed Above

Hours for D-SNAP Card Pickup at Local Offices

Monday

June 7

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday

June 8

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday

June 9

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday

June 10

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday

June 11

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday

June12

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday

June 13

Closed

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Monday

June 14

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

DCBS staff will decide eligibility based on available income, not including unreimbursed disaster-related expenses. All resources except cash on hand and bank account balances will be excluded from the eligibility determination.

Below is a table illustrating current benefit levels:

Household Size

Income Limit

Allotment

1

$1,817

$234

2

$2,190

$430

3

$2,563

$616

4

$2,951

$782

5

$3,355

$929

6

$3,759

$1,114

7

$4,133

$1,232

8

$4,506

$1,408

Each Additional person

+$374

+$176

 

Homeowners, renters or business owners in 31 counties with property damage or loss as a result of the severe storms between Feb. 27 and March 14 can go to Individual Assistance Registration Support Centers for help.

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