Manhattan SRS office temporarily closed; staff relocated to shelters
To help Kansans recover from the effects of the tornado that hit Northeast
Kansas, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is
offering replacement of food purchased with food stamp benefits.
Households that received food assistance affected by the tornado may be
eligible to receive replacement benefits for the value of food destroyed in the
disaster, not to exceed one month’s food stamp allotment. Application for
replacement food stamps must be made within 10 business days of a loss. SRS
will accept applications through June 25, 2008. SRS caseworkers will assist
recipients to complete the necessary paperwork.
The Manhattan SRS Service Center will be closed temporarily due to damage
sustained in the storm. SRS staff will be located at the Manhattan Workforce
Center and the Red Cross shelters in Manhattan, Chapman and Abilene to assist
individuals seeking assistance. Staff will remain at the shelters through the
weekend or for as long as needed.
“SRS staff are prepared to ensure Kansans’ access to services,” said SRS
Secretary Don Jordan. “In times of crisis it is imperative that we do all we
can to support those in need.”
Individuals can receive more information and apply for replacement food stamp
benefits at any SRS service center. For more information call toll-free