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340:50-11-86. Emergency food benefit assistance in disasters declared by Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Revised 9-16-19

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is responsible for operating a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP).

(1) When a major or lesser disaster is declared by Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), Adult and Family Services (AFS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program staff notifies the counties involved in the disaster and issues policy and procedures to be followed.

(2) Maximum income limits, benefit allotments, and application procedures are followed for FNS declared disasters. • 1Emergency benefit allotments are equal to the maximum monthly food benefit allotment for the household size.  • 2

(3) Once benefits are issued they must be used no later than 90-calendar days from certification.Benefits not used within 90-calendar days of certification are expunged and cannot be put back into the client's account.

Revised 9-16-19

1.Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) (DHS) Appendix C-3-A, Maximum Income Limits and Benefit Allotments for FNS Declared Disasters, is used to determine food benefit allotments and maximum income guidelines.

2.All applications of OKDHS made by DHS employees for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are approved by the county director or designee.
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