The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has approved Georgia’s request to automatically replace food stamp benefits lost in DeKalb County during Tropical Storm Irma.
Residents in DeKalb, as well as Bibb County, will now get 45 percent of their benefits for September replaced, the state of Georgia announced.
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services conducted a similar replacement for recipients in 69 counties last week.
DFCS asked to add DeKalb and Bibb after reviewing reports of widespread power outages after the storm.
The replaced benefits should already be available, the news release said Thursday.
Those who lost food due to Irma but don’t live in one of the approved counties can still request a replacement through Oct. 2.
For additional information, visit www.dfcs.georgia.gov.
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