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OLGT 2018-43: Cross Programs: Household Misfortune Q & A

SNAP policy allows for the replacement of food lost during a household misfortune such as a fire, flood, loss of electricity, equipment malfunction (refrigerator or freezer) or other circumstances. Any SNAP client may request replacement SNAP benefits because of a misfortune that is restricted to their household or because of a more widespread misfortune that has impacted a town, county, state or region.
Due to the complexity of this topic, examples have been added to the Online Guide to assist in the proper processing of benefit replacement requests due to household misfortune.
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