IMPORTANT UPDATE: SNAP Replacement Benefits Deadline Extended to April 14, Additional Districts Covered

Posted on Apr 8, 2021 in Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories

 

D A V I D  Y.  I G E

G O V E R N O R

 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

CATHY BETTS

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency

M A J O R  G E N E R A L  KENNETH S. HARA

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

LUKE P. MEYERS

ADMINISTRATOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2021

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: SNAP Replacement Benefits Deadline

Extended to April 14, Additional Districts Covered

 

HONOLULU — The Department of Human Services (DHS), in coordination with the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), is announcing an important update to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Replacement Benefit deadline.

Due to recent flooding and landslides, the new deadline to submit applications has been extended until April 14th.

In addition to the deadline extension, more districts impacted by the flooding have been added to the eligibility list.

A SNAP Replacement Benefit is a replacement of food purchased with SNAP benefits that was destroyed in a household misfortune such as the recent flooding and landslides that occurred in March throughout the state.

The amount of the replacement must be equal to the amount of the food loss and not exceeding the amount of the monthly benefit issued to the household.

DHS is accepting SNAP Replacement Benefits applications for SNAP households residing in the following districts, which includes the additional districts.

  • Kauai County
    • Kalaheo 96741, Koloa 96756, Kapaa 96746, Hanalei, Wainiha and Haena 96714
  • Hawaii County
    • Hilo Puna 96785, Keaau 96749, Mountain View 96771 and Pahoa 96778
    • East Hawaii Hakalau 96710, Hilo 96720 and Pepeekeo 96783
    • West Hawaii – Waikoloa 96738, Kailua Kona 96740, Naalehu 96772 and Pahala 96777
  • Maui County
    • Haiku 96708, Hana 96713, Kahului 96732 and Kihei 96753
  • City and County of Honolulu
    • Oahu – Haleiwa 96712, Hauula 96717, Kaaawa 96730, Kahuku 96731, Kailua 96734, Kaneohe 96744, Laie 96762, Wahiawa 96786, Waialua 96791, Waianae 96792, Waimanalo 96795 and Waipahu 96797
    • Honolulu – Lower Punchbowl 96813, Kaimuki 96816, Moanalua 96819, Kuliouou 96821, Tantalus 96822, Hawaii Kai 96825 and Mccully-Moliilii 96826
  • Maui County
    • Molokai 96748

 

SNAP recipient households in the listed counties who were affected by the recent flooding and landslides are eligible to apply by contacting their assigned processing center, by visiting humanservices.hawaii.gov and clicking on Statewide SNAP (Food Stamps) and Financial Assistance Processing Centers, or by contacting the public assistance information line at 1-855-643-1643 or http://pais.dhs.hawaii.gov.

Once applications are reviewed, validated and approved, benefits will be issued.

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Contact:

Amanda Stevens
Public Information Officer
[email protected]
808-586-4892

Douglas Carroll
Public Information Officer
[email protected]
808-285-1516

Hollie Reina
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
808-620-5423

For the latest information from the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) please go to:

http://www.ready.hawaii.gov