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Atlantic County residents can apply for food assistance due to Hurricane Sandy

Atlantic County residents are eligible to apply for assistance with food if they suffered losses due to Hurricane Sandy.

The county will be taking applications at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City from Monday to Dec. 4 for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The program is for county residents who can document that they had to spend money due to the storm. Eligible residents will receive money on an Electronic Benefits Transfer card that can be used at grocery stores and for some prepared foods.

Under the program’s criteria, residents must have identification and proof of residency, and receipts that show more than $100 spent on Sandy-related expenses between Oct. 28 and Nov. 26, such as restaurants, hotel rooms, home and vehicle repairs, cleanup, gasoline for a generator and evacuation expenses.

Residents must also bring pay stubs and bank statements from the past month to show they meet income eligibility requirements.

For a family of one, the monthly income limit is $2,268 with a benefit of $200; for a family of two, the limit is $2,965 with a $367 benefit; for a family of three, the limit is $3,416 limit with a $526 benefit; and for a family of four, the limit is $4,034 with a $668 benefit.

Residents who already receive food stamps or are enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are ineligible.

Contact Joel Landau:

609-272-7215

JLandau@pressofac.com

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