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Oklahoma Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Incident: Severe Storms

Began: May 4, 2022

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • On May 23, 2022, FNS approved the Oklahoma Department of Human Services request to waive the 10-day reporting requirement for replacement of food purchased with SNAP benefits that were lost as a result of power outages, thunderstorms and tornadoes that began on May 4, 2022. The waiver approval allows households to make a request for replacement SNAP benefits through June 14, 2022. The waiver applies to the counties of Muskogee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pottawatomie, Seminole and Tulsa.

 

Incident: Ice Storm

Began: Oct. 26, 2020

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • On Nov. 13, 2020, FNS approved Oklahoma’s request to waive timely reporting of food loss for households in the state of Oklahoma. This waiver approval allows households to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through Nov. 17, 2020, as a result of widespread ice storms and power outages that began on Oct. 26, 2020.

 

Incident: Power Outages and Flooding

When: May 1, 2019 and continuing

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP)
  • On May 31, 2019, FNS approved the Oklahoma Department of Human Services request to waive timely reporting of food loss for households in the state of Oklahoma. This waiver approval will allow affected households throughout the state to make a request for replacement of SNAP benefits through June 28, 2019. These replacement SNAP benefits will allow households to replace food lost due to power outages and flooding caused by severe weather that began on May 1, 2019.

 

State agencies are responsible for requesting and operating the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). For more information, visit the state’s website or call the state’s SNAP hotline at 1-405-487-LIVE. For questions related to your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, call 1-888-328-6551 .

If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.

05/24/2022