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Automatic SNAP Replacements Approved for 26 Parishes

September 09, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received federal approval to provide 50% replacement benefits automatically to SNAP recipients in 26 parishes due to widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Laura. USDA also granted approval for DCFS to extend the deadline for recipients in other parishes to apply for replacement SNAP benefits, to extend all SNAP certification deadlines by three months, and to waive formal interviews for new SNAP applicants during the month of September.

DCFS Receives Waiver to Allow Hot Foods Purchased with SNAP or DSNAP Cards in Seven Tornado-Impacted Parishes

February 17, 2017

2.17.17 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services requested and received approval of a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service to allow the purchase of hot foods with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) or Disaster SNAP benefits in seven tornado-impacted parishes through March 31, 2017. The affected area approved for DSNAP assistance is generally located south of Dwyer Road and Michoud Bayou, east of Wilson Avenue, north of Almonaster Avenue, and ?west of Gentilly Road. An impact map is attached and can be found at www.dcfs.la.gov/disaster and staff will be stationed at the DSNAP site entrance daily to verify addresses.

DSNAP Approved for Eligible Residents in Impacted Areas of Orleans

February 16, 2017

2.16.17 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced federal approval of a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for residents impacted by the tornado in New Orleans. The affected area approved for DSNAP assistance is generally located south of Dwyer Road and Michoud Bayou, east of Wilson Avenue, north of Almonaster Avenue, and west of Gentilly Road. An impact map is attached and can be found at www.dcfs.la.gov/disaster and staff will be stationed at the DSNAP site entrance daily to verify addresses.