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Georgia food stamp recipients residing in 69 counties are eligible to receive additional benefits to cover food lost during the power outages caused by Hurricane Irma. Food stamp benefits replacement has been issued to the EBT accounts of recipients in the 69 Georgia counties as of September 25, 2017.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, which oversees the food stamp benefits program in Georgia, approved the state’s request to replace 45 percent of September’s benefit allotment for customers living in the 69 counties most significantly affected by the storm.
The waiver allows Georgia residents whose food was spoiled during extended power outages to replace what was purchased with food stamp benefits without filing paperwork to prove a power outage spoiled their food. Recipients in the approved counties do not have to file a Food Stamp Benefits Replacement Form in order to receive reimbursement of their benefits.
The approved counties include: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Banks, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Butts, Camden, Candler, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, Dawson, Dooly, Echols, Emanuel, Evans, Glascock, Glynn, Greene, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lanier, Lee, Long, Lowndes, Lumpkin, Macon, McIntosh, Mitchell, Monroe, Morgan, Oglethorpe, Peach, Pickens, Pierce, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Screven, Stewart, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Telfair, Tift, Towns, Turner, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, White, Wilcox, Wilkes and Worth.
If you are a Georgia Food Stamp Recipient and you do not reside in one of the approved 69 counties covered by the waiver, you can request a replacement by submitting a Food Stamp Benefits Replacement Form to the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). You can download a Food Stamp Benefits Replacement Form here.
If you are located in an approved county or have already submitted your Food Stamp Benefit Replacement Form and have yet to receive your replacement benefits, please contact or visit your local DFCS office. To locate your local DFCS office, use the county office locator here.
We hope this post was helpful to you! For more help or additional information regarding Georgia Food Stamp Benefits Replacement, please leave your questions in the comments section below, visit www.dfcs.georgia.gov or visit the DFCS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gadfcs.