In response to this D-SNAP, a lawsuit was brought by some residents of the areas covered by D-SNAP who claimed that they were unable to access the D-SNAP program due to a disability. The name of that lawsuit was Toney-Dick, et al. v. Robert Doar, et al., 12 Civ. 9162 (S.D.N.Y.).
HRA has agreed to re-run the D-SNAP Program in five locations, in order to settle the lawsuit. This program will be called Superstorm Sandy Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (D-SNAP PD). Applicants for D-SNAP PD must meet the eligibility requirements of the December 2012 D-SNAP (see the Eligibility Criteria for D-SNAP PD section beginning on page 4 for details) and could not apply for D-SNAP in December 2012 due to a disability. Upon request, HRA will also conduct home visits for applicants who cannot come into one of the five locations to apply. A family can apply for DSNAP PD at one of the designated locations or by request of a home visit.