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Associated Press, Published July 13 2011

Flooding victims have more time to apply for aid

BISMARCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline Ward County residents affected by recent flooding can apply to receive money for food and groceries.

Eligible residents affected by flooding now have until July 22 to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It was extended from July 13.

As part of the program, a single person who qualifies is eligible to receive $200 toward the purchase of groceries or other food products at USDA-approved food stores. A family of two is eligible for $367 while a family of three can receive up to $526.

The aid is a one-time benefit and is only for people who are not currently enrolled in the Nutrition Assistance Program.

People can apply for the aid the Ward County Social Service Office.

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