DSNAP application process for Hurricane Ida victims continues; find out how to apply here

BATON ROUGE — Those who have lost food due to the impact of Hurricane Ida can begin applying for food assistance to help replace lost items, starting Monday.

According to the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), a number of Louisiana residents in 25 parishes will be considered eligible for assistance from the operations of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in case Disaster (DSNAP).

Application dates are detailed below.

Application dates

Out of respect for health concerns related to COVID-19, DSNAP applications are being processed over the phone and benefit cards are mailed to approved applicants.

Residents were assigned a day, based on the first letter of their last name, to apply and take an interview for the DSNAP.

The schedule is displayed below.

Stage 1

September 20 – 25

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

Phase 2

September 27 – October 2

Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Jefferson, Livingston, Plaquemines, Sainte-Hélène, Saint-Martin (only the lower parish of Saint-Martin postal codes 70339 and 70380), Sainte-Marie, Tangipahoa

Phase 3

October 4 – October 9

Lafourche, St-Charles, St-James, St-Jean-Baptiste, Terrebonne

How to register

Those interested in applying should first register online by following the step-by-step instructions on the DSNAP pre-registration page.

Then on their appointed day, residents should call the LAHelpU Customer Service Center at 1-888-524-3578 between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Translation services are available for people whose primary language is not English.

Click here for more information on the application process.