If you have been affected by the recent and historic flooding, pre-register now for the Disaster Supplemental Assistance Program (DSNAP). Formally known as the Disaster Food Stamps, this program provides those affected by the flood with supplemental money that can be used for food.
Anyone affected in the Louisiana parishes by the declared disaster is encouraged to preregister now. Those parishes include:
- East Baton Rouge
- East Feliciana
- Jefferson Davis
- Pointe Coupee
- St. Helena
- St. Landry
- St. Martin
- St. Tammany
- West Feliciana
Here’s more on what you need to know about DSNAP:
- To pre-register for benefits click here. You can also call 1-888-LA-Help_U (1-888-5243578) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to pre-register. Phone lines have been busy, but do not give up and continue trying to get through.
- Residents who currently receive SNAP benefits do not have to pre-registered and will automatically have DSNAP benefits.
- When registering, be ready to provide your name, Social Security number, and date of birth for each household member. You’ll also need to provide your current address and parish, monthly income, and all liquid assets. The information will be kept confidential and secure.
- Pre-registering does not guarantee benefits.
- If you are approved, you must still visit a DSNAP application site to verify information and determine final eligibility. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are currently preparing potential DSNAP application sites.
If you or someone you know was affected by the recent flooding, pre-register for DSNAP now to find out if you will be approved for governmental supplement assistance.