Max Benefits Issuance
For existing SNAP recipients, Florida’s application to provide maximum benefits to families was approved for Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor counties. Benefits will be automatically applied to EBT cards starting September 28, 2023. There is no need to apply for these benefits.
The Department of Children and Families has been approved to allow the purchase of hot foods with SNAP EBT benefits in Alachua, Baker, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Madison, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, and Wakulla counties to assist individuals affected by Hurricane Idalia.
This allowance is available at participating retailers in the eligible counties until September 30, 2023. Recipients should check with retailers before making purchases to ensure participation. Examples of foods that may be purchased include hot deli foods, salad bars, prepared sandwiches, and fountain drinks.
Residents of Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Pasco, Suwannee, Taylor and Wakulla:
The Department of Children and Families has been approved to replace 70% of monthly SNAP benefits for qualifying counties. Under federal requirements, the Department is only permitted to request replacement for recipients who did not receive their September benefits early. The Department will automatically replace a portion of benefits for households that received their benefits between the 15th and 28th of August. Benefits will be posted on eligible individual's accounts as early as September 5, 2023.
Replacement of SNAP Benefits
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Latest Hurricane Idalia News
On-site D-SNAP Location for Madison County Open Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Department of Children and Families (Department) Secretary Shevaun Harris announced a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) location will be open for Madison County on Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 for applicants to complete their in-person interview on-site. D-SNAP provides food assistance for Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Idalia who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Individuals who reside or work in Madison County who pre-registered online but did not have a chance to complete their D-SNAP phone interview can visit the D-SNAP location for an in-person interview. In-person interviews are not required if a phone interview was completed.
The Department will reopen pre-registration for individuals who reside or work in this county and did not previously pre-register online. We encourage individuals to pre-register online before coming on-site to complete their interview. Online pre-registration will be available at www.myflfamilies.com/DSNAP from Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7.
D-SNAP On-Site Location, Dates, and Times:
1749 SE Dale Leslie Drive*
Madison, FL 32340
Dates: October 5-7, 2023
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*The location is approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of County Road 255 and S Dale Leslie Drive, across from the Annett Bus Lines building.
- Current SNAP recipients are not eligible for D-SNAP and should not attend the on-site D-SNAP location.
- Applicants who were approved during the telephone interview for D-SNAP will receive their EBT card by mail and should not attend the on-site D-SNAP location.
- Florida residents that do not live or work in Madison County will not be served at this on-site D-SNAP location.
The Department will open D-SNAP locations in each county that has been approved for D-SNAP. On-site locations and dates for each county will be announced as they open. D-SNAP is not available at Disaster Recovery Centers or the Department’s Family Resource Support Centers.
Any media who plan to attend a D-SNAP location should contact the Department’s Press Office at HQW.Press.Office@myflfamiles.com before arriving.
To view the D-SNAP schedule by county and details on how to apply, visit www.myflfamilies.com/DSNAP.