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Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP)

Hurricane Zeta DSNAP

DCFS received federal approval today (1/27/21) to begin virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operations in 6 parishes to provide additional food aid to families affected by Hurricane Zeta.

The application window: Monday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 7.

Appoved Parishes

  • Jefferson
  • Lafourche
  • Orleans
  • Plaquemines
  • St. Bernard
  • Terrebonne

SNAP Recipient Eligibility

Individuals who began receiving SNAP benefits after the storm can apply for DSNAP benefits.

  • Residents who received SNAP benefits in November 2020 ARE NOT eligible.
  • Residents who began to receive SNAP benefits after November 2020 MAY BE eligible.

 

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As you prepare for hurricane season or other disasters, make pre-registering for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) part of your plan.

DSNAP provides eligible low- to moderate-income households who do not normally receive SNAP benefits with help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster.

SNAP Recipients Generally Not Eligible for DSNAP

  • Residents in the approved parishes who received SNAP benefits for November 2020 are not eligible for DSNAP due to Hurricane Zeta.
  • Residents in the approved parishes who began to receive SNAP benefits after November 2020 may be eligible for DSNAP due to Hurricane Zeta.

The latest information about SNAP benefits can be found at www.dcfs.la.gov/page/snap-updates

Pre-register Before A DSNAP Activation

Be ready if DSNAP becomes available for your community. DSNAP pre-registration is simple and can be done online through the CAFÉ customer portal

Benefits of DSNAP Pre-Registration

  • Pre-Registration will speed up the application process that determines final eligibility after DSNAP is authorized.
  • You may not have access to necessary information following a disaster or evacuation.

DCFS Customer Service Chatbot - Try it!
DCFS is building a chatbot that can provide quick answers to questions about our food assistance programs. It's a work in progress, but we invite you to try it. Help us perfect this exciting new customer service tool.