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Hurricane IDA: How to Apply to DSNAP

Authored By: Lagniappe Law Lab

Residents are encouraged, but not required, to take the following steps before calling to apply for DSNAP. 

Pre-register Online First
  • Step-by-step instructions for this can be found on the DSNAP pre-registration page.
  • Residents who pre-registered or applied for DSNAP anytime since March 2020, do not need to pre-register again.
  • Information provided during pre-registration facilitates the application process.

Pre-registration is not the same as applying over the phone. All residents must call to apply and interview for benefits in order to be considered.

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Gather Information
  • A list of needed information can be found on the DSNAP FAQ page.
  • Most applicants will be told on the phone immediately after completing their application and interview whether they have been approved to receive DSNAP and, if so, the amount of benefits they will receive. Applicants will also receive a letter by mail, confirming the eligibility decision made on their application.
  • Applicants may name an Authorized Representative (AR) to apply for DSNAP benefits on their behalf. The head of household must authorize the person to serve as AR on their behalf, and the worker will need to speak to the head of household to confirm that they agree for the AR to speak on their behalf.
  • Elderly and disabled applicants who cannot complete the phone application process can apply at their local DCFS office.

SNAP Recipient Eligibility

SNAP recipients are not eligible for DSNAP benefits. However, individuals who began receiving SNAP benefits after the storm can apply .

  • Residents who received SNAP benefits in September 2021 ARE NOT eligible.
  • The latest information about SNAP benefits can be found at www.dcfs.la.gov/page/snap-updates.

Application Schedule

Phase 1

Parishes: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana

  • Monday, September 20 – Residents with last names beginning with A-F
  • Tuesday, September 21 – G-M
  • Wednesday, September 22 – N-S
  • Thursday, September 23 – T-Z
  • Friday, September 24 – A-Z (All residents in Phase 1 parishes)
  • Saturday, September 25 – A-Z (All residents in Phase 1 parishes)
Phase 2

Parishes: Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Jefferson, Livingston, Plaquemines, St. Helena, St Martin ZIP codes 70339 & 70380, St. Mary, Tangipahoa

  • Monday, September 27 – Residents with last names beginning with A-F
  • Tuesday, September 28 – G-M
  • Wednesday, September 29 – N-S
  • Thursday, September 30 – T-Z
  • Friday, October 1 – A-Z (All residents in Phase 2 parishes)
  • Saturday, October 2 – A-Z (All residents in Phase 2 parishes)
Phase 3

Parishes: Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Terrebonne

  • Monday, October 4 – Residents with last names beginning with A-F
  • Tuesday, October 5 – G-M
  • Wednesday, October 6 – N-S
  • Thursday, October 7 – T-Z
  • Friday, October 8 – A-Z (All residents in Phase 3 parishes)
  • Saturday, October 9 – A-Z (All residents in Phase 3 parishes)
Last Review and Update: Oct 29, 2021
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