Details on how to get flood assistance through Sept. 3

September 1, 2010 9:36:17 AM PDT
The USDA's Food and Nutrition Services has authorized the Illinois Department of Human Services to offer a special Disaster SNAP benefits for residents of 7 counties declared federal disaster areas as a result of flooding in late July.

Monday, August 30 through Friday September 3rd from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM each day.

Due to unexpected response volume, the Illinois Dept. of Human Services has revised the way applicants will be seen to get aid. Click here for details.

Areas Affected:

Cook, zip codes of 60016, 60068, 60076, 60103, 60104, 60107, 60130, 60131, 60133, 60153, 60154, 60155, 60160, 60162, 60163, 60164, 60165, 60171, 60176, 60302, 60304, 60305, 60402, 60406, 60409, 60411, 60419, 60422, 60425, 60426, 60428, 60429, 60430, 60438, 60443, 60453, 60455, 60458, 60459, 60461, 60466, 60471, 60472, 60473, 60478, 60501, 60513, 60525, 60526, 60534, 60546, 60558, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60612, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60628, 60629, 60630, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60641, 60642, 60643, 60644, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60655, 60659, 60707, 60803, 60804, 60805, 60827

DuPage, zip codes of: 60101, 60103, 60106, 60108, 60126, 60133, 60137, 60139, 60143, 60148, 60157, 60172, 60181, 60185, 60187, 60188, 60189, 60521, 60523, 60559

Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago - only for designated areas that were affected

Disaster SNAP Benefits

Disaster SNAP benefits will be provided to families based on total income and assets available to a household during the disaster. Non-reimbursed disaster-related expenses are allowed as a deduction from income and assets. A qualifying 2 person family with net income less than $1815 would receive $367 and a one person household with net income less than $1503 would receive $200. Most benefits will be available within 3 days of the date of application.

SNAP benefits can be used to purchase food for human consumption, but cannot be used to buy alcoholic drinks, tobacco products or non-food products. Benefits must be used within 90 days.

Who Qualifies

Illinois residents who lived or worked in a disaster area within one of these counties at the time of the disaster may qualify for this special program. To qualify, persons must have had damage to home or business, disaster-related expenses not reimbursed, or loss or reduction of income during the period 7/22/10 through 8/20/10. Persons receiving regular SNAP benefits that were affected by the disaster may also apply for this special program. They may qualify for additional SNAP benefits to bring their benefit level up to the maximum benefit amount for the month of the disaster.

Where to Apply

Special applications for the Disaster SNAP benefits are available at certain Illinois Department of Human Services offices known as Family Community Resource Centers (FCRCs) (see the listing below of office addresses/contact information) located in the following counties that were designated as federal disaster areas: Cook, Carroll, DuPage, JoDavies, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago.

When to Apply

Applications will be accepted on weekdays from Monday, August 30 through Friday September 3rd from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM each day. Those applying must apply at one of the designated offices and complete a paper application.

What to Bring to Apply

Applicants must bring

1. proof of their identity and

2. proof of their residence or job in a disaster area prior to the disaster. Special Considerations

Persons committing fraud with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) may be disqualified from the program, may be fined up to $250,000 and put in prison up to 20 years or both.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Illinois Department of Human Services is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

FCRC Contact Information by County

Cook
West Suburban
2701 West Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL 60160-3800
Phone: (708) 338-7600 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 439-3720
Fax: (708) 338-7638

Humboldt Park
2753 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647-5246
Phone: (773) 292-7200 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 439-3721
Fax: (773) 292-7224

Northwest
4105 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651-3698
Phone: (773) 265-7103(Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 321-9119
Fax: (773) 265-7103

Calumet Park
831 W 119th St
Chicago, IL 60643-5274
Phone: (773) 660-4700 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 439-3713
Fax: (773) 660-2335

Roseland
11203 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628-4696
Phone: (773) 660-7000 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 214-8514
Fax: (773) 660-2336

Oakland
610 West Root Street
Chicago, IL 60609-2669
Phone: (773) 579-4200 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 439-3712
Fax: (773) 579-4012

Carroll
820 South Mill Street
Mt. Carroll 61053-1243
Phone: (815)244-3301(Voice)
Nextalk: (866)322-8834
Fax: (815)244-1227

DuPage
146 W Roosevelt Rd
Villa Oaks Office Concourse-Suite 2
Villa Park, IL 60181-3575
Phone: (630) 530-1120 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 322-3092
Fax: (630) 834-5947

Jo Daviess
708 S. West Street
Galena, IL 61036-0237
Phone: (815) 777-0718 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 323-1677
Fax: (815) 777-8230

Ogle
106 North Second Street
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: (815) 732-2166 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 323-4144
Fax: (815) 732-4223

Stephenson
1631 South Galena Avenue
Freeport, IL 61032-2500
Phone: (815) 232-6123 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 324-3554
Fax: (815) 232-7625

Winnebago
1111 North Avon Street
Rockford, IL 61101-5898
Phone: (815) 987-7620 (Voice)
Nextalk: (866) 322-2681
Fax: (815) 987-2380


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