(WVLT) -- SNAP benefit recipients are facing a "tight" deadline for submitting certain documentation because of the government shutdown.
According to a release from the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS), SNAP benefits will be released early in February.
Anyone who is renewing their benefits or filing a six month Simplified Report form need to have any required paperwork in by close of business on Jan. 14. That's today.
TDHS plans to keep their offices open until 6:30 p.m. on Monday in these counties:
According to the release, February SNAP benefits will arrive two weeks early for most people.
TDHS said the new deadline was imposed by the USDA.
'TDHS is reminding the more than 900,000 Tennesseans who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that these benefits are the only funds they should expect until at least March."