New Jersey is offering Disaster SNAP – a onetime, federally-funded, electronic food stipend for all residents in 16 counties and by zip-code in two other counties. It will be offered in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties as well as in the following zip codes of Burlington and Cumberland counties: 08224, 08010, 08016, 08515, 08075, 08511, 08562, 08068, 08041, 08088, 08215, 08046, 08562, 08323, 08320, 08311, 08345, 08321, 08315, 08349, 08348, 08324, 08314, 08327, 08329, 08316.
To be eligible for D-SNAP, you must meet the income guidelines AND have spent more than $100 on disaster-related expenses between October 28 and November 26. The cost of replacing food cannot be counted toward the $100, but restaurant expenses are allowed. Under the guidelines, for a family of one, the income limit is $2,268 with a benefit of $200; a family of two is $2,965 limit with a $367 benefit; a family of three is $3,416 limit with a $526 benefit; and, a family of four is $4,034 limit with a $668 benefit.
If any of the costs were charged to a credit card, the resident must be able to document that they paid the credit card bill for these items by November 26th.
Applications for the program will begin on Monday, November 26 and run for seven business days, concluding on either Monday, December 3rd or Tuesday, December 4th, depending on whether a particular county processes applications on Saturday, December 1st.Current SNAP recipients from the 16 counties listed above do not have to apply for this program because they already have received a 30 percent October replacement allocation on their EBT card and will receive a supplemental benefit by December 7, 2012.
Full details are available here.... http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/dsnap.html