Tuesday, 04 September 2012 12:33
New Orleans picks food stamps, DSNAP, site UNO and times for Isaac victims
Written by 

milkThe Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that Orleans Parish residents in need of Disaster Food Stamps following Hurricane Isaac can go to the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena at 6801 Franklin Avenue on Wednesday, September 5 through Tuesday, September 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to finalize their application for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits. Additional sites will be announced as the need arises.

 

 

DSNAP, formerly called Disaster Food Stamps, provides food assistance for eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster.

The Lakefront Arena site will serve applicants on a staggered alphabetic schedule. To minimize wait times, applicants and anyone who pre-applied for benefits should go to a DSNAP location only on the day indicated by the first letter of their last name. Applicants who are unable to visit the site on their designated day can go on the final two days the site is open. Applicants can visit any DSNAP site to receive benefits; they are not required to visit the DSNAP site in their parish of residence. For a list of designated DSNAP locations, please visit www.dcfs.la.gov.

Applicants should go on the following designated days based on the first letter of their last name:

  • Wednesday, September 5      [A through C]
  • Thursday, September 6          [D through G]
  • Friday, September 7               [H through L]
  • Saturday, September 8          [M through R]
  • Sunday, September 9             [S through Z]
  • Monday, September 10          [All applicants unable to make prior scheduled day]
  • Tuesday, September 11         [All applicants unable to make prior scheduled day]

DSNAP applicants MUST go to a DSNAP site to apply and receive benefits. DCFS offices will not accept DSNAP applications.

Applicants may name an Authorized Representative to go to a DSNAP site on their behalf. Accommodations will be made for the elderly and those with disabilities to reduce on-site wait times.

Orleans Parish individuals who pre-applied for DSNAP must visit a DSNAP issuance site with a picture ID to verify their identity and information to decide final eligibility before receiving benefit cards. Pre-applying does not guarantee benefits.

If pre-applicants named an Authorized Representative, that person may go to the site in their place. Authorized representatives must bring with them to the DSNAP site a picture ID and the picture ID of the applicant/head of household along with a signed statement from the applicant/head of household or an adult household member authorizing them as a representative.

Regular SNAP households DO NOT need to apply for DSNAP. Households that receive regular SNAP benefits in the nine DSNAP parishes will automatically have additional DSNAP benefits added to their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards if they are not already receiving the maximum allotment for their household size.

To help expedite the application process, individuals can pre-apply for Hurricane Isaac DSNAP through Tuesday either online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preapply or www.getagameplan.org or by calling 1-888-LAHELP-U (888-524-3578) 24 hours a day. When applying by phone, callers should select the appropriate language and then select options 3 and 3.

The following information is required for DSNAP pre-application:

  • Names, Social Security Numbers and Dates of Birth for each household member;
  • Address and Parish where you currently live;
  • Monthly income for each household member; and
  • All liquid resources for each household member (cash on hand, checking accounts, savings accounts).

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ANYONE YOU BELIEVE MIGHT BE IN NEED

 

 Louisiana announces DSNAP food stamps locations for Isaac victims

Disaster food stamps approved in 10 parishes

              

  Want more Louisiana news?               

Louisiana News

Louisiana Politics

Louisiana Business

Louisiana Government

             
 Baton Rouge News

Lafayette News

Shreveport  News

New Orleans News

   

 

Signup for Our Newsletter

qr

Scan the QR Code above using your smartphone to signup for our newsletter.

Join Our Email List
Email:  

 

 

Login to post comments
  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist
  • President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day

mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

Read More

joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

Read More

indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

Read More

bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

Read More

latter-blum2

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1