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children of dune - leto 1
seperis
Okay, this is going around in a couple of places and, according to the agency, in email:

Do you know anyone in Texas as an evacuee from any of the three states
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama? If so, the Texas Department of Health and
Human Services will give them 2 months of Food Stamps with no questions
asked. All they need to show is a drivers license. This agency will also
give you information and locations where they can receive FREE GAS. Also,
if you are housing anyone from one of these states you can call FEMA at
(800) 621-3362 file a claim and receive assistance for your help. This is
valid information directly from TDHHS.


This is *NOT TRUE*. Especially the gas thing, according to the statewide email sent out. There is an interview process, though drastically shortened for the remainder of the crisis, but we still *do interview* all clients who aer applying for benefits.

So if you see this anywhere around, seriously. We have no idea where this is coming from.

And also, in Texas, we're now called HHSC, not TDHS.


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I heard this also...the e-mail is bogus.
Some people are amazingly crass.

The official denial page is here:
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dshstoday/bogusemail.shtm

I do know that the eligibility requirements have been relaxed to include hot meals and the like -
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,16455288%255E1702,00.html

^_^
Gynocrat

Snopes is hitting this, too, on its main page under the new entries section.

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