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D-SNAP Program to be offered in Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – The office of Health and Human Services will be offering the D-SNAP program in Montgomery County. Starting October 16 and going through October 20th, you can visit with a Health and Human Services representative at 9333 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX 77303

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as D-SNAP, provides short-term food benefits for eligible families recovering from a disaster.

For information on all currently approved D-SNAP sites, go to hhs.texas.gov/d-snap to find days and hours of operation. Generally, sites are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with certain exceptions.

D-SNAP is available to eligible people who are residents of one of the counties with a federal disaster declaration and weren’t receiving benefits through regular SNAP at the time of the disaster. Recipients will be given a Lone Star Card that will be loaded within three days with funds to purchase food from most grocery stores.

Residents of the affected counties may be eligible if they suffered damage to their home or business, loss of income or disaster-related expenses. Disaster-related expenses can include home repairs, temporary shelter or evacuation expenses.

Households must bring identification when applying for D-SNAP. Common types of verification include a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification.

Eligible households will receive two months of benefits when their cards load. The benefit amount is equivalent to the maximum amount normally issued to a SNAP household of their size, within three days of applying.

If families have been displaced from one of the counties receiving D-SNAP and cannot travel back to their home county, they can go to any local HHS benefits office across the state to apply for D-SNAP during the dates designated for their counties.

Texas has been closely tracking eligibility and approvals for D-SNAP as benefits are delivered. Texas is administering D-SNAP based on federal guidelines and income parameters. Texas has controls in place to ensure benefits are provided to people who meet the requirements outlined by the federal program.

People who purposely provide wrong information to receive disaster benefits may be denied benefits, and legal action may be taken against them.

People with questions about D-SNAP, including those who have special needs, should dial 2-1-1 and select option 6. For other storm-related services, including shelters, dial 2-1-1 and select option 5. For questions about TANF, Medicaid or CHIP, dial 2-1-1 and select option 2.

To check benefit amounts, recipients can visit YourTexasBenefits.com or call the Lone Star Help Desk at 800-777-7EBT (800-777-7328).

If you have any questions regarding FEMA programs you can visit any DRC and speak with a FEMA representative face to face.

The following Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are open in Montgomery County:

Old Conroe Police Department Building
700 Old Montgomery Rd
Conroe, TX 77301
Monday-Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday noon – 5pm

West Montgomery County Development Center
31355 Friendship Drive
Magnolia, TX 77355
Sunday noon – 5pm
Thursday -Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
This DRC opening soon.

Tullis Library
21569 U.S. 59
New Caney TX 77357
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Debris Pickup:

On October 16, 2017, the county will discontinue debris pickup.  If you still have debris, make sure it is out in the county right-of-way and you report it.

There are two ways to report your debris:

  1. On the website www.mctxoem.org – there is a new registration link for debris removal only
  2. By calling 936-523-3916

You may also take your debris to one of the debris sites for public drop off:

  • Lone Star Parkway – Montgomery- 8 am – 5 pm- Closing permanently Wednesday October 11, 2017
  • 242 – Northwest corner of 1314 & 242 – 8 am -5 pm – Closing permanently October 16, 2017
  • 10990 Seven Coves Rd – Conroe – 8 am – 5 pm – Closing permanently October 16, 2017

To learn more, visit www.mctxoem.org for updated and new information.

 

Source: Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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