SNAP benefits approved for St. John Parish residents impacted by Hurricane Ida
LAPLACE — Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in 𝟭𝟴 𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝘀 impacted by Hurricane Ida will receive 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝟱𝟱% 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 due to power outages affecting at least half of their residents, following a waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
-Please note that the pre- registration prompt is registration.
– 55% of each household’s monthly allotment for August – will automatically be loaded onto recipients’ SNAP EBT cards on September 11.
– SNAP recipients in other impacted parishes who lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to a power outage of 24 straight hours or more can request benefits by submitting a completed and signed SNAP 38 form to DCFS. The deadline for requesting replacements due to Hurricane Ida is September 28. SNAP clients may need to provide documentation from their utility company verifying their power outage. This can take time so residents are advised to request their verification documents as soon as possible.
More information, including online and printable SNAP 38 forms, can be found at www.dcfs.la.gov/SNAPstorms.
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