Food stamp disbursements will come early in November

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Food stamp recipients who received their benefits on an earlier date in October due to Hurricane Matthew will also receive benefits early for the month of November.

According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, the early disbursement applies to recipients who live in Alachua, Baker, Brevard, Bradford, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hamilton, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwanee, Union, and Volusia counties.

If you received an early release of your benefits in October, and you normally receive them from the 17th through the 28th of the month, you will receive another early release on November 16th, 2016.

If you receive your benefits from the 1st through the 16th of the month, you will receive November benefits on your regular schedule.

Officials said they wanted to be sure families could afford to buy Thanksgiving dinner.

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  • Alex Kazmier

    Should also release early deposits for Christmas I don’t get stamp till 25th what’s gonn a be open on Christmas please,tell me huh and only so much food pantry can give since they were limited to thanksgiving and then resume normal scheduling for 2017 year but at least give me food stamps early for Christmas so I can have a Christmas dinner and not have to eat gas station food cause no place is gonn a be open then ill be going a week without food cause places will be closed for new years eve new years day like come on really .