What you need to know about applying for D-SNAP

Monday was the last day for people in Nueces County to register for D-SNAP benefits at the American Bank Center, and once again lines stretched down the street.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP, is being rolled out across Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The program provides short-term help for families recovering from a disaster. Once an application is approved, a Lone Star card will be loaded equaling up to two months of SNAP benefits, depending on the size of your household.

No applications will be taken online, and the program will only accept a limited number of applications.

These programs can be complicated, so here's what you need to know:

First, to see if you are within the threshold of people who are covered under the program, check out this chart:

Dsnap Snap Incomechart

There is a limited period of time to apply for D-SNAP, based on your county of residence.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be from a county that has been declared a federal disaster area*.
  • Have experienced a loss of income, destruction of your home or a disaster-related expense, such as temporary shelter or home repairs.
  • Not have been getting regular SNAP food benefits at the time of the disaster.
  • Meet certain income limits. Click here to view income limits.

*Federal disaster counties are: Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton

If you enroll in D-SNAP and you are pregnant or have a child younger than five, you are also eligible for WIC. This allows you to get healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables, cereal, bread and milk, as well as breastfeeding assistance, infant formula and help from nutritionists and other sources. Visit TexasWIC.org or call 800-942-3678 for more information.

Applying for D-SNAP

You must apply in person at a designated D-SNAP location in your county of residence. You will not be able to apply online. D-SNAP applications will be accepted for a limited amount of time in each county.

To apply you’ll need to show proof of identity. Examples include a driver’s license or other government-issued ID.

You must apply for D-SNAP in your county of residence.

Aransas, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio Counties
 
Residents in Aransas, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties may only apply between Sept. 19 and 25. You will need to apply on certain days depending on the first letter of your last name. Offices will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
Sept. 19 - Last name beginning with A - C
Sept. 20 - Last name beginning with D - H
Sept. 21 - Last name beginning with I - M
Sept. 22 - Last name beginning with N - R
Sept. 23 - Last name beginning with S - Z
Sept. 24, 25 - Anyone
Sept. 27 - Anyone*
 
* This day was added Monday due to demand. Those wanting to apply on this day will need to go to Sunrise Mall to register between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. to apply.
 
Where to apply:
 
Aransas County - Rockport
301 N. Live Oak
Rockport, TX 78382
 
Nueces County - Corpus Christi
1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
 
Refugio County
* There are no HHS offices in Refugio County but residents can apply at the locations in Aransas County or San Patricio County.
 
San Patricio County - Sinton
1115 E. Sinton St.
Sinton, TX 78387
 
Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Hardin, Lee and Walker counties
 
Residents in Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Goliad, Hardin, Lee and Walker counties may only apply between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1. Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
 
Sept. 25 - Last name beginning with A - C
Sept. 26 - Last name beginning with D - H
Sept. 27 - Last name beginning with I - M
Sept. 28 - Last name beginning with N - R
Sept. 29 - Last name beginning with S - Z
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 - Anyone
 
Where to apply:
 
Austin County Residents
HHS Office
800 E. Wendt St.
Bellville, TX 77418

Bastrop County Residents
HHS Office
3809 TX-150 Loop
Bastrop, TX 78602

Bee County and Goliad County Residents
Sept. 25-29
HHS Office
1800 S Washington St.
Beeville, TX 78102

Bee County and Goliad County Residents
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Coastal Bend College - Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center
3800 Charco Rd.
Beeville, TX 78102

Chambers County Residents
Don McLeod Recreation Center
10717 Langston Drive
Mont Belvieu, TX 77523

Colorado County Residents
HHS Office
1220 Bowie St.
Columbus, TX 78934

Fayette County Residents
HHS Office
228 N. Main St.
La Grange, TX 78945

Fort Bend County Residents
County Annex
4520 Reading Road
Rosenberg, TX 77471
*On Sept. 29, hours will be noon to 7 p.m.

Hardin County Residents
Lumberton Performing Arts Center (Lumberton High School)
103 S. LHS Drive
Lumberton, TX 77657

Lee County Residents
HHS Office
2020 N Main St.
Giddings, TX 78942

Walker County Residents
Walker County Storm Shelter
455 SH 75 N.
Huntsville, TX 77320

Harris County
 
Residents in Harris County may only apply between Sept. 22 and Oct. 5. Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
 
Sept. 22, 27 - Last name beginning with A - C
Sept. 23, 28 - Last name beginning with D - H
Sept. 24, 29 - Last name beginning with I - M
Sept. 25, 30 - Last name beginning with N - R
Sept. 26, Oct. 1 - Last name beginning with S - Z
Oct. 2-5 - Anyone
 
Where to apply:

Harris County - Houston
Greenspoint Mall
12300 North Fwy
Houston, TX 77060

Harris County - Houston
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star
Houston, TX 77074

Harris County - Pasadena
Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont
Pasadena, TX 77505

San Jacinto County

Residents in San Jacinto County may only apply between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3. Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Sept. 27 - Last name beginning with A - C
Sept. 28 - Last name beginning with D - H
Sept. 29 - Last name beginning with I - M
Sept. 30 - Last name beginning with N - R
Oct. 1 - Last name beginning with S - Z
Oct. 2-3 - Anyone

Where to apply:

San Jacinto County Residents
San Jacinto County Elections Building
51 E Pine Ave.
Coldspring, TX 77331

Brazoria, Calhoun and Polk counties

Residents in Brazoria and Calhoun counties may only apply for D-SNAP between Sept. 18 and 24. Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents in Polk County may only apply for D-SNAP between Sept. 18 and 23. The location will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sept. 18 - Last name beginning with A - C
Sept. 19 - Last name beginning with D - H
Sept. 20 - Last name beginning with I - M
Sept. 21 - Last name beginning with N - R
Sept. 22 - Last name beginning with S - Z
Sept. 23, 24* - Anyone
*Note: Polk County event will end Sept. 23. The Livingston Municipal Library is closed Sundays.

Where to apply:

Brazoria County - Angleton
Brazoria County East Annex
1524 E. Mulberry St.
Angleton, TX 77515

Calhoun County - Port Lavaca
Walmart Parking Lot, HHS Mobile Site
400 Tiny Browning Blvd.
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Polk County - Livingston
Livingston Municipal Library
707 N. Tyler Ave.
Livingston, TX 77351

Questions?

If you have additional questions about D-SNAP, call 2-1-1 and after picking a language choose option 6.

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