Food stamps, cash assistance issuance face delay

There has been a surge in those who are applying for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) has announced that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — formerly known as the Food Stamp Program — and Cash Assistance Program (CAP) benefits issuance for the month of December 2019 may be delayed by 4 to 5 working days due to the “DPHSS State of Emergency” situation.

During Tropical Storm Kammuri, an electrical fire occurred on the first floor of the Mangilao DPHSS Facility. The Guam Fire Department (GFD) assessed the building and deemed it unsafe and cannot be occupied.

DPHSS is apologizing for any inconvenience and asking for the recipients’ patience as they move expeditiously to get all services back in full operation.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, call the Bureau of Economic Security within the Division of Public Welfare at 735-7344, 635-7488 and 828-7542.