Important Information Regarding SNAP Benefits and the Federal Government Shutdown
The Tennessee Department of Human Services has received guidance from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service that February SNAP benefits will be made available to current SNAP recipients.
What this means:
February benefits are expected to be delivered to the EBT cards of current SNAP recipients on or before January 20, 2019. This will be the only distribution of SNAP benefits until further notice.
Simplified Reporting and SNAP Renewal
If you are a SNAP recipient that has received notification to renew your SNAP benefits or to provide a simplified reporting form, it is important that you provide the necessary information to DHS by Monday, January 14, 2019 to ensure you receive SNAP benefits, if eligible, for February 2019.
If you have already submitted your needed documents for renewal or simplified reporting, no other action is necessary.
If you have not, you may upload your needed documents online at https://apps.tn.gov/dhsaccess/. Begin by logging on or creating an online DHS account and then follow the prompts to do a “Family Assistance File Upload.” Documentation must be uploaded by 11:59 PM local time, Monday, January 14, 2019.
If you are using a cell phone to access the website, click on the section menu of the right-hand side under Section then look for Family Assistance File upload.
You may also submit your needed documents to your local DHS office. Offices in Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Montgomery, Rutherford, Shelby, and Washington counties will be open until 6:30PM on Monday to receive simplified reporting forms and renewal documents.
If you are a SNAP recipient that is not due to submit a renewal application or simplified reporting form, no action is required at this time. If you have already submitted your renewal application or simplied reporting form, no further action is required at this time.