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Getting replacement food stamps during California's power outages (November, 2019)

(updated November 5, 2019)

November update:

If you already got replacement food stamps,

but then your food spoiled again because of another power outage,

you can apply for additional replacement food stamps. Just make sure you apply within 10 days of your food spoiling.

The deadline to apply is November 22nd.

You can apply for additional replacement benefits whether or not you live in one of the zip codes listed below.

To apply, bring this form to your local office.

If you’re unable to travel, give your caseworker, local office, or CA’s SNAP hotline a call for more information: 1-877-847-3663.


Original article:

You’re eligible for replacement food stamps if your food spoiled because of power outages and you live in one of the zip codes listed below.

If you normally get food stamps from the 1st to the 9th of the month, you should have already received your replacement benefits. The benefit amount was 60% of the amount you normally receive.

If you normally get food stamps on the 10th of the month, you have to apply for replacement benefits. You can do this by visiting your local office.

Make sure to apply within 10 days of your food spoiling.

You’re eligible if you live in one of these zip codes:

Alameda: 94586; 94552 and 94708

Amador: 95689; 95665; 95699; 95629; 95669; 95685; 95666; 95601; 95675 and 95642

Butte: 95942; 95916; 95941; 95954; 95968; 95930; 95978; 95914 and 95966

Calaveras: 95223; 95247; 95228; 95233; 95251; 95222; 95255; 95257; 95224; 95245; 95249; 95246; 95248 and 95232

Colusa: 95979

Contra Costa: 94556; 94563; 94516 and 94549

El Dorado: 95614; 95672; 95623; 95636; 95709; 95651; 95726; 95664; 95634; 95684; 95633; 95720; 95635; 95667; 95735 and 95619

Humboldt: 95524; 95519; 95503; 95547; 95521; 95549; 95540; 95501; 95570; 95562; 95536; 95545; 95525; 95558; 95551; 95553; 95528; 95542; 95560; 95569; 95550; 95565; 95573; 95555; 95554; 95559; 95511; 95563; 95514; 95537; 95571; 95564; 95556 and 95546

Lake: 95467; 85451; 95493; 95453; 95443; 95423; 95422; 95457; 95464; 95485; 95458; 95461; 95435 and 95426

Marin: 94970 and 94924

Mariposa: 95329 and 95311

Mendocino: 95469; 95449; 95587 and 95585

Napa: 94574; 94676; 94515; 94573; 94567; 94508 and 94559

Nevada: 95959; 95949; 95946; 95975; 95728; 95977; 95986 and 95945

Placer: 95722; 95603; 95602; 95736; 95663; 95631; 95658; 95703; 95713; 95715; 95717 95701; 95714; 95724 and 95650

Plumas: 96063 and 95915

San Mateo: 94037; 94038; 94019; 94020; 94060; 94021 and 94074

Santa Clara: 95033 and 95140

Santa Cruz: 95064; 95005; 95006; 95018; 95041; 95007; 95017; 95073; 95003 and 95066

Shasta: 96073; 96088; 96047; 96062; 96008; 96059; 96069; 96087; 96096; 96065; 96033; 96084; 96076; 96011; 96007 and 96022

Sierra: 96125; 95936; 95944; 95922 and 95910

Solano: 95688

Sonoma: 95476; 95441; 95412; 95442; 94951; 95409; 95404 and 95425

Tehama: 96080; 96061; 96029; 96055; 96074; 96075; 96090; 96035 and 96092

Trinity: 95527; 95526 and 95595

Tolumne: 95364; 95335; 95375; 95372; 95321; 95379; 95383; 95346; 95370; 95310 and 95327

Yolo: 95679; 95637; 95607; 95606; 95694; 95627 and 95653

Yuba: 95960; 95981; 95962; 95918; 95919; 95935 and 95925

Let us know if you have any questions.

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