Food Stamp Replacement In Louisiana – If you are a resident in the state of Louisiana who is receiving food stamp, and you are affected by the Hurricane Barry, you may be eligible for replacement benefits for food lost due to Hurricane Barry only if you report your loss to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).ts for food lost due to Hurricane Barry only if you report your loss to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
For Hurricane Barry, replacement benefits are not automatic. SNAP recipients must apply for them. In this page, you will see the process involved and how to go about it.
For your information, Replacement benefits are not Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) benefits. D-SNAP availability is directly tied to FEMA approving a State request for Individual Assistance (IA), a program that provides financial assistance and resources to people in a declared disaster area resulting from property that has been damaged or destroyed not covered by insurance.
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Also, anyone with damage to their home is encouraged to report that damage to your insurance company and local emergency management office to give your parish an accurate picture of the scope of the damage.
Eligibility For Food Stamp Replacement In Louisiana
Current SNAP recipients who received SNAP benefits in June and/or July 2019 and who lost food purchased with SNAP due to a power outage or other household misfortune related to Hurricane Barry can apply for replacement benefits.
How to Apply For Food Stamp Replacement In Louisiana
Affected residents are to report the food loss to DCFS, on or before Friday, July 26, 2019, by turning in a completed and signed SNAP 38 Form in one of the following ways:
- Email it to LAHelpU.DCFS@la.gov; or
- Mail it to DPC, P.O. Box 260031, Baton Rouge, LA 70826; or
If you cannot email or mail the form, bring it to your nearest DCFS Economic Stability office. A list of DCFS offices can be found at www.dcfs.la.gov/offices.
However, if you cannot get the signed form before Friday, July 26, then you must do both of the following to report your loss and send in the required form:
Email LAHelpU.DCFS@la.gov (preferred) or call 1-888-524-3578 by Friday, July 26, 2019, and provide your:
- Last 4 digits of Social Security Number
- Dollar value of food loss
- Length of time without power
Within 10 days of reporting the loss to DCFS by email or phone call, send your signed SNAP 38 Form to DCFS by email, mail or bringing it to a local office, as described above.
NOTE: Due to federal regulations, DCFS cannot process a SNAP Replacement request until they receive a signed SNAP 38 Form. The sooner you the form, the sooner the request will be processed and the benefits will be issued to you.
SNAP 38 Forms
SNAP 38 Forms are available online at www.dcfs.la.gov/snapreplacementfaq and at DCFS Economic Stability (ES) offices. If you cannot download the form or get to an ES office, you may call 1-888-524-3578 to request that a form be mailed to you.
For more information about Replacement SNAP, or to download the SNAP 38 Form, visit www.dcfs.la.gov/snapreplacementfaq.