Please see the attached announcement from Highland County JFS regarding SNAP benefits.
Note: This is not an HCCAO program. We are sharing the announcement to help be sure everyone knows.
HIGHLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES/
CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AND CHILD PROTECTIVE
1575 North High Street, Suite 100, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133-9442
Phone (937) 393-4278 FAX (937) 393-4461
Katie Adams, Director
January 16, 2019
SUBJECT: Federal Government Shutdown – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Early Issuance
February SNAP Was Delivered Early. Customers who use SNAP EBT should keep in mind that February food dollars were issued on January 16, 2019. This means that you may have two months’ worth of food dollars on your account this month. No food dollars will be added in February. The early food dollars are meant to help with next month’s food. We encourage our SNAP-participating customers to plan their purchases carefully so that they have money available to meet their food needs.
To reduce the chance of a delay in SNAP benefits, individuals who are newly applying for SNAP, or are completing recertification applications, are highly encouraged to provide any outstanding documentation to their County Department of Job and Family Services, as soon as possible. At this time the Federal government has confirmed applications and Recertifications will be processed up to January 30th. After that date, the continued issuance of SNAP benefits will be determined by the status of the Federal government shutdown.