-- On October 21, FNS approved
the US Virgin Islands’ waiver request to enable
households to receive SNAP replacement benefits without the
appearing in the local SNAP office to sign an affidavit
attesting to food loss.
A 50-percent allotment of replacement benefits will be
automatically issued to all
regular SNAP households on the island of St. Croix as of Oct.
15, 2008 to allow
replacement of any perishables purchased with October
benefits and lost due to
subsequent power outages caused by Hurricane Omar.