10:30 a.m. DSNAP Declaration in Assumption Parish

DSNAP, formerly called Disaster Food Stamps, provides food assistance for eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Each site will serve applicants on a staggered alphabetic schedule. To minimize wait times, applicants and anyone who pre-applied for benefits should go to a DSNAP location only on the day indicated by the first letter of their last name. Applicants who are unable to visit a site on their designated day can go on the final two days each site is open.

Please note that the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today released federal guidelines in use for the state’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) following Hurricane Isaac.

The formula adds together monthly household income, as well as liquid resources like checking and savings accounts. It then subtracts unreimbursed disaster-related expenses to arrive at an adjusted gross monthly income. The upper limit of adjusted gross monthly income differs based on family size.

Household Size Disaster Gross Monthly Income Limit
1 $1,514
2 $1,823
3 $2,151
4 $2,477
5 $2,821
6 $3,167

Assumption Parish DSNAP Location Distribution Center OPENS on Tuesday, 9/11/12.
Community Worship Center
6688 Hwy Spur 70 North
Plattenville, LA

9/11/2012, Tuesday (D-G)
9/12/2012, Wednesday (H-L)
9/13/2012, Thursday (M-R)
9/14/2012, Friday (S-Z)
9/15/2012, Saturday (A-C)
9/16/2012, Sunday (A-Z) Catch all day
9/17/2012, Monday (A-Z)-Catch all day