Essential furnishings are provided if the assistance unit is in need and meets the eligibility criteria.
The following items and amount of payment for each may be allowed:
When the victim of a verified crisis needs a rental allowance to obtain immediate housing for the assistance unit, an amount for rent may be allowed if the prospective landlord requires payment in advance. A maximum allowance for rent of $250
may be made.
Each person in the assistance unit may receive $5 per day until:
NOTE: The amount issued for lost/stolen cash cannot exceed the amount that was lost and cannot exceed the amount of the Payment Level.
Food cannot be authorized for replacement of lost or stolen food stamp benefits.
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