ACIN I-61-05 – Amendments to the Expanded Expedited Service Disaster Evacuee Policy (September 23, 2005).

FNS has extended the period for applications for “Expanded (ES)” food stamp benefits by 15 days, through October 31, 2005. The “relaxed procedures” for EBT transactions (hand entering number instead of using card) is extended to through September 30, 2005. And, just to keep evacuees (and their advocates) on their toes, the numbers for to get the EBT card numbers (for aforesaid manual entry) has changed: the new numbers are 1-888-524-3578 (Louisiana) and 1-866-449-9488 (Mississippi).