Food Destroyed in a
Food bought with SNAP benefits may be replaced if destroyed in a disaster. A disaster is a fire, flood, tornado, or other devastating event beyond the control of the unit.
Food reported destroyed in a disaster may be replaced if:
- the SNAP unit member or approved representative signs and dates a request for replacement and the request is made within 10 calendar days of the disaster; and
- the disaster is proven.
Replacement of Food Due to Power Outage
Food may be replaced due to a power outage of at least 4 hours. Do not approve replacement SNAP benefits:
- if the loss of power was due to nonpayment of utility service; or
- when food was destroyed because of a mechanical problem, such as a refrigerator breakdown.