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Olmsted Co. offices Open Saturday, Sunday to process SNAP Benefits due to Shutdown

Olmsted Co. offices Open Saturday, Sunday to process SNAP Benefits due to Shutdown

January 11, 2019 04:50 PM

(Olmsted County) - Olmsted County offices open Saturday and Sunday to process Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) February Benefits due to Shutdown

The partial Federal government shutdown is impacting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP program, also known as the food support program. Counties have been asked by the State of Minnesota to issue February food benefits early.  

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To do so, Olmsted County Family Support and Assistance, located at 2117 Campus Drive Southeast in Rochester, will be open on

Saturday, January 12th from 10am-4:30pm and Sunday, January 13th from 10am -4:30pm.  During this time, Olmsted County staff will process applications, renewals, and other paperwork needed to determine February SNAP benefits. No other services will be available during this time.

All SNAP benefits for February must be processed by end of the business day on Tuesday, January. The County offices will also be open normal business hours on Monday and Tuesday. Individuals seeking SNAP benefits for are processed after January 15th will likely not receive February benefits.  

Individuals who need to apply or renew their application should bring accurate documents of income, shelter, and asset information, along with personal identification, to assure we are able to successfully process food support benefits.  

Very Important: This is an early issuance of benefits for February based on direction from the State of Minnesota.  People receiving benefits early will need to budget their benefits through the month of February.

Olmsted County call center also will be open this weekend during the operational hours: 507-328-6500.    

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