Hurricane Ian Updates The Department of Children and Families is releasing food assistance
benefits earlier than scheduled to Floridians that may be impacted by Hurricane Ian. This is an early release of
regular benefits, not a distribution of additional funds. There is no need to apply for the early release; eligible
recipients will have the benefits automatically added to their EBT card. Check back here for additional updates.
If you were scheduled to receive benefits between October 1st through October 14th, your benefits are now being uploaded
to your EBT card. If you are scheduled to receive your benefits between October 15th through October 28th, they will be
issued at the regular scheduled time.