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Benefits for hurricane victims

September 7, 2005

Valdosta - Hurricane evacuees who are staying in Georgia are eligible for medical and financial assistance.

Displaced residents of the Gulf Coast can go to any Department of Family and Children Services to apply for food stamps, unemployment payments, and healthcare programs.

Reduced cost vaccinations are also available for students entering our school systems, and Georgia's Women Infants and Children program is relaxing its income and identification requirements.

"Every one of the vendors that accepts WIC are aware and they are accepting these vouchers throughout the South Health District and the state of Georgia," said Jennifer Steedley.

Most health districts are also offering free or reduced cost vaccinations to Georgians who'll be assisting in relief efforts along the Gulf Coast.

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