Recipients of Supplemental Vitamin Help Program (SNAP) advantages in 18 Louisiana parishes impacted by Hurricane Ida will obtain computerized 55% alternative advantages as a consequence of energy outages affecting at the least half of their residents, following a waiver approval from the U.S. Division of Agriculture Meals and Vitamin Service (FNS).
The 18 parishes accredited for computerized SNAP alternative advantages are Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington. The advantages – 55% of every family’s month-to-month allotment for August – will robotically be loaded onto recipients’ SNAP EBT playing cards by September 11.
SNAP recipients in different impacted parishes who misplaced meals bought with SNAP advantages as a consequence of an influence outage of 24 straight hours or extra can request advantages by submitting a accomplished and signed SNAP 38 kind to DCFS. The deadline for requesting replacements as a consequence of Hurricane Ida is September 28. SNAP purchasers might have to supply documentation from their utility firm verifying their energy outage. This may take time so residents are suggested to request their verification paperwork as quickly as doable.
Extra data, together with on-line and printable SNAP 38 kinds, might be discovered at www.dcfs.la.gov/SNAPstorms [dcfs.la.gov].