South Florida Residents Line Up to Apply For Benefits After Devastation From Hurricane Irma - NBC 6 South Florida
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South Florida Residents Line Up to Apply For Benefits After Devastation From Hurricane Irma

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    NBC 6 Reporter Michael Spears explains how you can get federal help, if you were impacted by Hurricane Irma.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017)

    Thousands of South Florida residents will get a chance to get some additional government assistance one month after Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage in the area.

    The Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program will begin assisting individuals and families impacted by the storm starting Tuesday at several locations, including Miami-Dade College’s North Campus as well as Tropical Park in Southwest Miami-Dade and C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines.

    Running through Sunday, the program provides EBT debit cards loaded with benefits received after an application is filled out. A person may be eligible for benefits if they meet one of several conditions, including not already receiving state assistance, living or working in declared disaster areas or having expenses that include home or business damage, temporary shelter expenses, food loss or personal injury.

    You can apply for benefits by either clicking on this link or visiting one of the relief sites. For a complete list of sites across the state, click on this link.

    Long Lines for Hurricane Irma Food Program Recipients

    [MI] Long Lines for Hurricane Irma Food Program Recipients

    NBC 6 Reporter Steve Litz shows how long lines are for those receiving food from a Hurricane Irma food relief program.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017)

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