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|Will I receive emergency benefits?
A disaster can trigger issuance of a few different kinds of "emergency" SNAP benefits. Those are:
|Will I receive additional SNAP benefits because of a disaster?
|Regular SNAP households that reside in a disaster area may receive supplemental SNAP benefits if they did not receive the maximum SNAP allotment for their household size in the disaster month and a DSNAP is approved for the parish. (Find out more about DSNAP below.)
|Are supplemental SNAP benefits issued automatically or on a case-by-case basis?
|Depending on the disaster, these supplemental SNAP benefits may be issued manually on a case-by-case basis or through an automatic load of SNAP benefits on EBT cards. Automatic issuance is allowed only with approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Regardless of which method is used, current SNAP recipients do not need to complete a DSNAP application or be interviewed for DSNAP benefits.
|If FNS does not approve automatic issuance of supplemental SNAP benefits but I experienced an adverse effect from the disaster, what do I do?
|If a disaster area is not approved for automatic issuance of supplemental SNAP benefits, a SNAP household that resided in a disaster area and experienced an adverse effect due to the disaster must report this during the DSNAP application period for their area by signing the Affidavit of Disaster Loss (DIS 14).
|Are DSNAP benefits available?
|If I already receive SNAP benefits, do I need to apply for DSNAP?
|No, current SNAP recipients are not eligible for DSNAP and do not need to complete a DSNAP application.
|What do I do if I lost my SNAP EBT card?
|Residents who lose their regular SNAP EBT should contact the EBT Call Center at 1-888-997-1117 to deactivate the lost card. To request a new card, contact the DCFS Customer Serice Center (888-524-3578; LAHelpU.firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit a parish office.
|What do I do if I lost my DSNAP EBT card?
|Residents who lose their DSNAP EBT card should contact the EBT Call Center at 1-888-997-1117 to deactivate the lost card. To request a new card, contact the DCFS Customer Serice Center (888-524-3578; LAHelpU.email@example.com) or visit a parish office.