Disaster Food Stamp Program

Food Stamps Available to Disaster Victims

Applications for the Disaster Food Stamp Benefit Program will be available for seven days only, beginning Thursday, Sept. 22.

You must go in person to file for this assistance:

Delaware County Department of Social Services offices,
111 Main St., Delhi, 13753
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
(DSS no longer has a staff person at the Belleayre Flood Recovery Center.) 

Appointments are not necessary. If you do not have transportation, arrangements may be made for a case worker to come to you. Call Barbara Leo at DSS, 607-832-5300.

Those affected by flooding may be eligible for this help, even if they do not currently receive Food Stamps. (Current Food Stamp recipients must call their case worker if help is needed.) A household approved for Disaster Food Stamp benefits will receive one-month’s worth of the maximum benefit allowed for the household size.

To qualify for disaster Food Stamp benefits, applicants must have lived in one of the designated counties at the time of the disaster (they may be eligible if they are temporarily living outside of the disaster area but within the State at the time of the disaster). They must plan on purchasing food during the month of September, and must have experienced one or more of the following: loss of food or Food Stamp benefits; damage to, or the destruction of, the household’s home or self-employment business; disaster-related expenses not expected to be reimbursed during the month of September (e.g. home or business repairs, temporary shelter expenses, etc.); loss or inaccessibility of income including reduction or termination of income, or a delay in receipt of income for half a month; or inaccessible liquid resources (e.g. banks are closed due to the disaster).

Click here for a downloadable pdf of the information above.

The following pdf documents provide additional information:

NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Disaster Food Stamp Benefits Information

Disaster Food Stamp Program Eligibility Reference Document

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