FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Residents of 22 more Kentucky counties affected by severe weather and flooding in February and March may be eligible to apply for disaster food benefits, joining those in nine other counties who were approved for the benefit earlier this month.
The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP, is for flood-affected residents who lived or worked in the following counties between Feb. 26 and March 14, 2021, which received an Individual Assistance Declaration from FEMA: Anderson, Boyd, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Greenup, Jackson, Jessamine, Knott, Laurel, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Warren and Woodford.
Residents of affected counties who would not ordinarily be eligible under SNAP guidelines, may qualify temporarily if they lived or worked in these flooded areas of Kentucky. A person may be eligible for D-SNAP benefits if their home or belongings were damaged or destroyed and if they have unreimbursed disaster-related expenses or a loss or reduction of income as a result of the flooding.
“Once again we are thankful for FEMA’s continued partnership in helping Kentuckians rebuild from devastating flooding,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “Now, more Kentuckians can receive the support they need to feed their families as far too many continue to be impacted by effects of historic flooding.”
Department for Community Based Services, or DCBS, Commissioner Marta Miranda-Straub said flood victims are encouraged to apply for D-SNAP benefits by calling the DCBS Call Services Center at 855-306-8959. They may also apply in person at the local offices in the county DCBS offices listed below, but phone applications can make the process go more quickly. Approved applicants will pick up their benefit cards in the local office. The sign-up period is June 23-28.
Here are the local DCBS office addresses for in-person application and picking up D-SNAP cards:
Anderson County: 117 Hilltop Drive, Lawrenceburg.
Boyd County: 1539 Greenup Ave., Suite 201, Ashland.
Clark County: 1113 Pioneer Drive, Winchester.
Fayette County: 455 Park Place, Suite 120B, Lexington.
Franklin County: 677 Comanche Trail, Frankfort.
Greenup County: 20 Lil Way, Greenup.
Jackson County: 1038 McCammon Ridge Rd., McKee.
Jessamine County: 111 Edgewood Plaza, Nicholasville.
Knott County: 125 Cowtown Rd., Hindman.
Laurel County: 31 S. Laurel Rd., London.
Lawrence County: 180 Bulldog Lane, Suite 1, Louisa.
Leslie County: 21150 U.S. 421, Hyden.
Letcher County: 415 State Highway, 2034 B, Whitesburg.
Lincoln County: 144 Frontier Blvd., Stanford.
Madison County: 204 Pauline Drive, Berea; and 304 Anna Hume Blvd., Richmond.
Morgan County: 405 Prestonsburg St., West Liberty.
Owsley County: 33 Highway 11 South, Booneville.
Perry County: : 1332 S. Kentucky Highway 15, Hazard.
Pulaski County: 650 N. Main St., Suite 250, Somerset.
Rockcastle County: 45 New Broadhead Rd., Mt. Vernon.
Warren County: 356 Suwanee Trail St., Bowling Green.
Woodford County: 115 Crossfield Drive, Versailles.
Phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Applications will be taken and D-SNAP cards picked up in the offices from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The offices are closed on Sunday.