Storm victims who lost food purchased with food stamps will be compensated. But some victims say the amount isn't enough to make up for hundreds of dollars lost in food.
The state is giving disaster victims 15 percent of their original food stamp amount. For seniors at Pilgrims Place Apartment, that's not a lot.
"I got a letter yesterday stating I would get 6 dollars," said Pilgrims Place resident Donna Cobb.
Seniors lost all of their food during last month's storm. And Cobb says the government doesn't seem to care.
"They're saying to the seniors hurry up and die because we don't want you around," said Cobb.
Job and Family Services said seniors did have another option if they thought 15 percent wasn't enough.
"If they did lose more food than the 15 percent amount they were given, they did have an opportunity to file an application for additional benefits up through July 12th," said Job and Family Services Administrator Cindy Blank.
But Cobb says they weren't given enough time to file for more money.
"We didn't find out until yesterday that the deadline was yesterday. They should have sent a representative from the welfare office to this building," said Cobb.
Cobb says she got 15 seniors to fill out applications for more assistance.
She says Pilgrim Place Apartments was notified of the opportunity to file for additional assistance. She,however, had to find out about it from her local councilman.