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Last Updated: 5:00pm Sep 30th 2020

ACCESS Florida

Last Updated: 5:00pm Sep 30th 2020

Hurricane Sally – ESS Program Response
September 2020

Mass replacements will be issued for SNAP recipients in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties due to the significant loss of power associated with the storm. Fifty percent of each household’s food assistance benefits received between September 1 and September 15 will be automatically replaced, and for those benefits issued between August 16 and August 28, there will be a 25 percent automatic replacement – there is no need to submit a request or attestation.

DCF has also extended the 10-day timeframe for current SNAP recipients in the following counties: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington to request replacement funds for food items lost during the storm. Through October 6, these households will need to provide a statement attesting to the loss of food purchased with food assistance benefits and documentation that caused the food loss. Please note, replacement benefits cannot exceed the household’s monthly benefit allotment, including additional benefits received for the maximum allotment based on household size.

To request a replacement of food assistance benefits, SNAP recipients should login into their MyACCESS account at https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ or call 850-300-4323 to speak to a call center agent. Call center agents are available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET).

For more information, please visit https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

Child Care

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Last Updated: 1:00pm Sep 21st 2020

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