Special Notice Regarding SNAP Program Changes For 2016
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion (CLM) is mandated to provide these services. Starting in December, the Department of Children and Families, DCF, will begin informing those persons initially identified as ABAWDs about the requirements and directing them on the steps that they must follow.
Beginning January 1, those ultimately deemed subject to the work requirements will have 30 days to visit a special website to connect to our services and visit our three career centers. Those failing to take the required steps are subject to be sanctioned and their SNAP benefits suspended.
At this time we do not have firm numbers, but approximately 8,000 residents of our three-county area are on the initial list developed by DCF. The approximate numbers are:
We are anticipating an increase in persons visiting and calling our career centers. They may also reach out to you for computer access or other assistance. Beginning February, 2016, we also expect those of you who provide feeding and food banks to experience an increase in demand.
We regret that we do not have more details. We have asked for them and will provide them as soon as we get them from DCF. Once we have a list of names and contacts we will also be corresponding and advising them on steps that they can take to insure that their benefits are not disrupted. First on that list is completing or updating their personal information on www.Employflorida.com.
You may receive information from DCF regarding the changes in SNAP. We wanted to make sure that we alerted you of the impending issues and asked for your help in assisting those persons who may reach out to you and your organization.
Thomas E. Skinner, Jr., CEO
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