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DSNAP application process for Hurricane Ida victims continues; find out how to apply here

2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, September 28 2021 Sep 28, 2021 September 28, 2021 9:00 AM September 28, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Those who lost food due to the impact of Hurricane Ida can begin applying for food assistance to help replace the items lost, beginning Monday.

According to The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), a number of Louisiana residents in 25 parishes will be deemed eligible for assistance from the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations.

Application dates are detailed below. 

Application Dates

Out of regard for health concerns related to COVID-19, DSNAP applications are being handled by phone and benefits cards are being mailed to approved applicants.

Residents have been assigned a day, based on the first letter of their last name, to apply and be interviewed for DSNAP.

The schedule is posted below.

Phase 1

September 20 - 25

East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana

Phase 2

September 27 - October 2

Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Jefferson, Livingston, Plaquemines, St. Helena, St Martin (only lower St. Martin parish ZIP codes 70339 and 70380), St. Mary, Tangipahoa

Phase 3

October 4 - October 9

Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Terrebonne

How to Apply 

Those interested in applying must first pre-register online by following step-by-step instructions on the DSNAP pre-registration page.

Then, on their designated day, residents should call the LAHelpU Customer Service Center at 1-888-524-3578 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 

Translation services are available for individuals whose primary language is not English.

Click here for more information on the application process. 

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