Tangipahoa approved for supplemental SNAP benefits
BATON ROUGE – Tangipahoa Parish has been added to the list of parishes approved for automatic supplemental SNAP benefits.
According to a release Thursday, the federal Food and Nutrition Service approved Tangipahoa SNAP recipients to receive automatic DSNAP benefits. Those recipients will not need to complete signed affidavits in order to receive disaster benefits.
Parishes approved for automatic supplemental SNAP benefits include Acadia, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tangipahoa and Vermilion.
However, SNAP households living in the following parishes will need to complete a DIS 14 Affidavit of Disaster Loss if they were impacted from last week’s historic flooding:
East Feliciana Parish - (All ZIP codes)
Iberia Parish – (ZIP codes 70518, 70528, 70552, 70560, 70563, 70582, and 70592)
Pointe Coupee Parish – (ZIP codes 70715, 70732, 70747, 70749, 70753, 70755, 70756, 70757, 70760, 70762, and 70783)
The DIS 14 Affidavit of Disaster Loss for these parishes must be completed before Saturday, Aug. 27.
SNAP recipients in other parts of Avoyelles, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Point Coupee, St. Tammany and Washington parishes were not approved for automatic replacement benefits.
SNAP households who experienced food loss as a result of the historic flooding should complete a SNAP38 Affidavit Regarding Food Lost in a Household Misfortune. That form must be submitted by Sept. 12.
Parishes approved for automatic replacement SNAP benefits include Acadia, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tangipahoa and Vermilion.
DIS 14, Affidavit of Disaster Loss, and the SNAP38, Affidavit Regarding Food Lost in a Household Misfortune, should be completed and either mailed to:
P.O. Box 260031
Baton Rouge, LA 70826-9918
The forms can also be faxed to (225) 663-3164, uploaded via CAFÉ, or delivered to their local DCFS Economic Stability Office. These forms are also available at www.dcfs.la.gov.