Tennessee offering food benefits to flood victims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Some Tennessee residents affected by last month’s flooding can apply for emergency food benefits. The Department of Human Services says applications will be accepted for “disaster SNAP” benefits for people who live or work in Dickson, Hickman, Houston or Humphreys counties.

SNAP refers to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. To qualify, individuals must meet income requirements and can’t already be a current SNAP recipient.

Individuals also must have experienced a loss of income due to the storm, damage to a residence or place of employment or some other unreimbursed disaster-related expense.

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