FNS Disaster Assistance
New York Disaster Nutrition Assistance
Incident: Snow Storms, causing Power Outages
When: March 1-2, 2018 and March 7-8, 2018
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- On March 12, 2018, FNS approved New York's timely reporting waiver request which will allow SNAP households that suffered power outages resulting from severe snow storms to request replacement of SNAP benefits through April 2, 2018. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost as a result of the severe weather. Replacements will be authorized for the amount of the loss, not to exceed the monthly allotment for the household.