Food aid available for eligible CT residents

While Congress battles over money to repair storm damage, funds are already available for some homeowners who lost food thanks to the weeklong power outages

STAMFORD - While Congress battles over money to repair storm damage, funds are already available for some homeowners who lost food thanks to the weeklong power outages related to Tropical Storm Irene.

Connecticut residents are receiving this specific disaster assistance from the U.S. Food and Nutrition Services for the first time ever.  Some of the benefits covered include income lost, temporary shelter expenses, food loss and certain property repairs. 

Eligible applicants can receive up to $200 for a single adult and up to $952 for a family of six. Income restrictions apply and applicants cannot already be receiving food stamps.

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the benefits.

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