More time to replace food stamps

Oct 29, 2019
More time to replace food stamps

Households on Rota, Tinian, or Saipan that lost food stamps or food purchased with food stamps in Typhoon Hagibis have more time to ask for replacement. The U.S. Agriculture Department gave the CNMI Nutrition Assistance Program permission to extend the reporting period to November 6. Up to 50 percent, or $484,530, of the food stamps issued in the weeks prior to Hagibis may be replaced. Agriculture said the CNMI must notify the eligible households in person or by mail of the extended reporting period and the requirements for replacement eligibility.