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BATON ROUGE - The federal Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved Tangipahoa Parish Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for automatic disaster-related benefits. SNAP recipients residing in Tangipahoa parish will not need to complete signed affidavits in order to receive disaster benefits. These benefits will be automatically loaded onto the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards no later than August 26th.
Our federal partner, FNS, relies on data provided by parishes, such as flood maps and the number of houses impacted, to make an appropriate determination of which parishes should receive approval for automatic disaster-related benefits for SNAP recipients.
SNAP households residing in East Feliciana Parish (All ZIP Codes), Iberia Parish (ZIP Codes 70518, 70528, 70552, 70560, 70563, 70582, and 70592), and Point Coupee Parish (ZIP Codes 70715, 70732, 70747, 70749, 70753, 70755, 70756, 70757, 70760, 70762, and 70783), will need to complete a DIS 14, Affidavit of Disaster Loss if they experienced an adverse effect as a result of the flooding in order to receive supplemental disaster benefits if their household is not already receiving the maximum monthly allotment. The DIS 14, Affidavit of Disaster Loss for these parishes must be completed and submitted, or postmarked if mailed, no later than Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Parishes approved for automatic supplemental SNAP benefits include Acadia, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tangipahoa and Vermilion.
SNAP recipients residing in Avoyelles, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Pointe Coupee, St. Tammany, and Washington parishes were not approved for automatic replacement benefits. SNAP households who experienced food loss as a result of August severe storms and flooding should complete a SNAP38, Affidavit Regarding Food Lost in a Household Misfortune for replacement benefits and submit, or postmark if mailed, no later than Monday, September 12, 2016.
Parishes approved for automatic replacement SNAP benefits include Acadia, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tangipahoa and Vermilion.
DIS 14, Affidavit of Disaster Loss, and the SNAP38, Affidavit Regarding Food Lost in a Household Misfortune, should be completed and either mailed to P.O. Box 260031, Baton Rouge, LA 70826-9918, faxed to (225) 663-3164, uploaded via CAFÉ, or delivered to their local DCFS Economic Stability Office. These forms are also available at www.dcfs.la.gov.
All requests for supplemental and replacement benefits are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.