FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2012
CONTACT: James Kennelly, Hudson County Executive's Office
Hudson Qualifies for D-SNAP Program Federal Disaster Food Assistance;
To Be Available To Residents Who Meet Verified Income Guidelines. Applications Period Will Be November 26th through December 4th.
Jersey City , NJ — The Hudson County Division of Welfare will begin to take applications on November 26, 2012 through December 4, 2012 for those who may qualify for D-SNAP, a federally funded program to provide food stamps to those who do not normally qualify in the wake of a disaster.
Families of five who made less than $4,452 in income from the start of the storm through Nov. 26th may receive up to $793 in food assistance funds. Each family member above five the family will allowed to receive an additional $150. Single individuals making less than $2,268 during the same period can qualify for up to $200 in assistance.
Applicants should expect same-day processing of their applications. They will be asked to provide at the time of their application the following: verification of their family composition (prove how many in family), verification of their income, their losses, their expenditures, (but these must be actual payments; receipts for items paid for with cash, not charge card), and of their liquid assets. They must also present proof of County residence.
While the main office for the Division of Welfare (257 Cornelison Aveune, Jersey City) will be open all seven business days through this application period, personnel from County Welfare will also be visiting localities during the following times and dates to take applications. Here is a listing of scheduled visits and the locations where they will be held:
D-SNAP APPLICATION SITES FOR HUDSON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Main Office – Division of Welfare, Hudson County Plaza, 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey – 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Applicants A to M: November 26, 28 and 30th, 2012
Applicants N to Z: November 27 and 29th and December 3, 2012
YORK STREET PROJECT:
89 York Street, Jersey City, N.J. November 29, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Extra as needed on November 30, 2012 as needed.
Virginia Avenue & Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, N.J.
November 27, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WEST HUDSON: (serving HARRISON, KEARNY & EAST NEWARK:
Harrison Health Annex
326 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, N.J. – November 29, 2012
– 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
B.E.O.F., 555 Kennedy Boulevard, Bayonne, N.J. – November 28, 2012 –
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bayonne Bank Building, Ninth Street & Broadway, Bayonne, N.J. – November 28, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Town Hall, 3715 Palisade Avenue 3rd floor, Union City, N.J. – November 30, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WEEHAWKEN, GUTTENBERG & WEST NEW YORK:
P.E.R.C. Shelter, 108 – 36th Street, Union City, N.J. – November 30, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Town Hall Chambers, 4233 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, N.J. – December 3, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Secaucus Public Library, 1377 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, N.J. – December 3, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hoboken Shelter, 300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, N.J. – November 26, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Additional days can be provided)
Elks Club, 1005 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J. – November 27th, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Hudson County Department of Family Services has also announced the following information regarding disaster food assistance for active Food Stamp Clients, both Public Assistance (PA) and Non-Public Assistance (NPA) will receive 30 percent (up from 25 percent) of their Food Stamp benefits, issued October 1, 2012.
Food Stamp participants in Hudson County will be able to purchase prepared foods until 12/31/2012. Food Stamp outlets, markets, etc., have been notified of the change by the State Agency as a result of our designation and agreement to take Disaster Applications for non-Food Stamp clients.
No application will be required of existing clients this special 30% allocation. The automatic issuance will probably reach our clients prior to this weekend by electronic transfer directly to their EBT account.