BIRTHDAYS
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 MAGIC SHOW
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SNAP
CDC: Wear Facial Covering

PLEASE – I recommend the same!

TOO MANY ARE IGNORING THIS RECOMMENDATION

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover
when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people
in case you are infected.
 
REMEMBER:
 
This is NOT a substitute for
MANDATORY Physical Distancing….
STAY HOME AND STAY PHYSICALLY SEPARATED

NOT ALL SHOPPING IS ESSENTIAL
MAKE A LIST AND GO WHEN YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST
SHOPPING IS NOT A FAMILY OUTING

BE PATIENT AND MINDFUL THAT THOSE WORKING IN ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ARE HEROES, TOO. THEY DESERVE DIGNITY AND NEED YOUR HELP! 
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Birthdays are different now ... 

Some of us, like me, try to forget our birthdays.  
 
But, for the youngest amongst us,
birthdays are supposed to be big parties.
 
Families plan for weeks and try to make each birthday the most special. 
 
COVID-19 has put a major damper on these birthdays. 
 
With challenges, come new ideas and fun ways to celebrate: 

See what our Fire-Rescue Department did for one of our residents: CLICK HERE

If you want, feel free to Contact my office at 954-746-3250 or email me at mryan@sunrisefl.gov
to set a Zoom conference or a call
so I can personally contact you on your child’s
to wish a Happy Birthday!
 
(Don’t worry – I will NOT sing…
tho, maybe this is the time for me to
take a remote voice lesson? )

WHICH REMINDS ME:
If you are providing virtual classes for dance, music, voice lessons or other fun things for those from the young to the young-at-heart, let us know and we will put on a city page.

 Maybe, just maybe, by the time we get through this we will have all become more talented in some way??  
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Wanna see a magic show?  

Brought to you by the amazing Extraordinary Close-Up
Magic & Mentalism of Mio!  

SNAP

Please click the link below to access the latest SNAP information from the DCF website. Most notably, monthly benefits increasing, maintaining Medicaid eligibility, extended time to complete a Medicaid application, and re-certification period being extended.


Economic Self-Sufficiency (ACCESS)
  • To safeguard the public and employees from the spread of COVID-19, all ACCESS storefronts and lobbies are currently closed to public access. With more than 90 percent of customers filing for benefits online or by phone, closing storefronts to protect our employees and the public is the best mitigation strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The quickest way to make changes or check the status of your benefits, and avoid any wait time, is to use the ACCESS Self-Service Portal, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • To apply for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (TANF) or Medicaid, individuals should go to https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.
  • Clients logging in to the ACCESS Self-Service Portal should go to https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.
  • Customers are required to complete an interview to receive benefits. Customers should call 1-866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323 (TTY 1-800-955-8771) to complete an interview telephonically.
  • Customers can order an EBT card, get information about EBT transactions, or report an EBT card as lost or stolen at https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ or by calling 1-888-356-3281.
  • If you have trouble understanding English or need help communicating with the Department of Children and Families, Economic Self-Sufficiency Program, please call 1-866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323.
  • If you are an individual with a disability and need help with the application process or other ACCESS services, please find the region point of contact listed at the following website: https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/individual-with-disability/auxiliary-aids-plan.shtml.
  • Maximum Monthly Allotment
  • As directed by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 27, 2020, the Department of Children and Families has submitted a federal waiver to temporarily increase all Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients’ benefit amounts to the maximum monthly allotment based on household size.

Please contact DCF’s Customer Call Center at 1-866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323 or visit  www.myflfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml  for more information.

Recertification Extension
To ensure Floridians can safely access SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid benefits, DCF has implemented a six-month recertification extension for individuals and families scheduled to recertify in April or May. Extending the recertification period, allows the state to ensure the continuity of, and safe access to, SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid benefits during the current public health crisis and periods of social distancing. For more information regarding Florida’s benefit programs during this time, please visit  https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/  or contact the customer call center at 1-866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323.

To check the status of your recertification, log into your MyACCESS account here:  https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ .

Work Requirements Waiver
At the request of Governor DeSantis, and in accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Act, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will waive work requirements for individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

DCF and the Department of Economic Opportunity have partnered to apply good cause statewide for TANF and SNAP recipients normally subject to participate in mandatory work requirements as a condition to receive program benefits effective immediately. The temporary suspension of mandatory work requirements will alleviate any undue burden during this public health emergency on individuals normally required to participate in these programs with no disruptions to the receipt of cash and/or food assistance benefits.

To check the status of your benefits, report changes, receive information faster by opting-in to receive electronic notifications, and upload documents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, log into your MyACCESS account here:  https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ .

Maintain Medicaid Eligibility
We will maintain Medicaid eligibility for current recipients through the last day of the month of the state of emergency. This means no Medicaid recipient will lose Medicaid eligibility during the state of emergency. We are working on notifying recipients who may have received a termination notice in the month of March that their benefits will continue.

Extend Time to Complete Medicaid Application
During this state of emergency, individuals applying for Medicaid may be unable to submit all the documentation required to process their application. Beginning with applications received in February 2020, we are extending the timeframe for individuals to submit any necessary paperwork to 120 days from the date the application was received. If the Medicaid application is approved, the individual’s Medicaid eligibility effective date will still be the first day of the month that the initial application was received.
10770 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, FL. 33351
Phone: (954) 746-3250
Email address: mryan@sunrisefl.gov