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D-Snap Program Available in Somerset County

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CRISFIELD, Md. - Somerset County residents may now be eligible for another type of assistance as they rebuild from Hurricane Sandy.  The Maryland Department of Human Resources began taking applications on Monday for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP.

First came Small Business Association Loans, and then assistance from FEMA and now this D-SNAP program is available for those who quality.  Joseph Thomas is a Crisfield resident who say extensive damage to his home just like many others in the county.

"It came up a foot inside my house and I have hardwood floors and it buckled the floors.  I lost my refrigerator and about $400-$500 worth of seafood that I had in my freezer," Thomas said.

People can register for the D-SNAP program at the Disaster Recovery Center in Crisfield.  The program is based on an applicant's income so not everyone in the county is eligible.  For those who are accepted into the program, it is designed to make things easier going forward into the recovery.

"We're hoping that especially for the month of January and this coming month that budgeting for your food budget doesn't have to come at the expense of all the other repairs you're having to do," said Robert Ek of the state Department of Human Resources.

For those who are accepted, the benefits are generally received in about three days and you have 90 days to use the money.  And some say at this point, any extra assistance is welcomed.

"Any help whatsoever is a plus.  You know, I mean, I didn't know if I was going to be eligible or not but all it took was a little bit of time and a little bit of gas," said Thomas.

Applications for the D-SNAP program will be accepted until Sunday at 5 p.m.  You can check your eligibility for D-SNAP at www.dhr.state.md.us and click on SNAP Program under the services tab.

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