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DSS: SNAP recipients can apply to replace lost food from Matthew

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Department of Social Services officials announced Thursday that South Carolinians on SNAP can apply to get food lost during Hurricane Matthew replaced under certain conditions.

According to a release from DSS, recipients can "apply for a replacement of all or part of their October benefits if they lost food as a result of Hurricane Matthew and/or power outages lasting more than four hours."

The applications must be made in person at a county DSS office and recipients must bring proof of loss. The following documents are accepted.

• Newspaper Article

• Letter from the Red Cross or a Food Bank

• Website Printout Showing Outage or Loss (Examples: News website or power company notification of account outage)

• Letter from a Landlord

• Letter from an Insurance Company

• Letter from the Electric Company

To find a DSS office near you, visit the DSS Contact page.

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