The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Secretary Suzy Sonnier said that the agency has issued nearly $202.7 million in food assistance since September 1. BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received word that the USDA has granted its request to extend the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for residents of Orleans and Jefferson parishes for an additional two days. BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced the following Thursday schedule for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites.
BATON ROUGE - More than 21,280 households were approved for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits on Monday, totaling more than $8.8 million. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced in the same press release focused upon news related to Orleans and Jefferson Parishes (see below) that a request was sent on Tuesday to the USDA requesting a two day extension for Lafourche Parish, as well as an additional extension of seven days for Orleans and Jefferson parishes for the DSNAP or disaster food stamps related to Hurricane Isaac. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced it will open Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites in St. Louisiana’s social services department said Monday it has stripped food stamps from six people who deliberately overspent their monthly benefits when the electronic service was down in October and was working to disqualify another 25 people. Details of possible fraud also have been shared with local law enforcement, for district attorneys to decide if they want to prosecute people for knowingly breaching the limits on their monthly food stamp benefits.
The Department of Children and Family Services said it continues to work through the administrative hearing process, targeting 500 people out of 12,000 transactions that overspent available food stamp benefits four months ago during the system crash.
Several Louisiana retailers allowed food stamp recipients to make unlimited purchases on Oct.


The sanctions under federal guidelines allow a one-year suspension of food stamps for a first offense, a two-year suspension for a second offense and a permanent disqualification from the program for a third offense, according to DCFS. BATON ROUGEBATON ROUGE –Department of Social Services Secretary Ann Silverberg Williamson reiterated her call to the federal government to waive the face-to-face interview requirement for Disaster Food Stamp applicants tonight.
Despite long lines, DSS employees processed 30,290 Disaster Food Stamp applicants from the 31 parishes on Tuesday, September 9.
The parishes declared eligible for Disaster Food Stamps are: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. After reports of citizens becoming upset when they learned that they are not getting cash cards, Williamson stressed Disaster Food Stamps has strictly defined income eligibility and can only be used for the purchase of food.
Williamson reminded participants in the regular Food Stamp Program they do not need to apply since their benefits will automatically be lifted to the maximum amount allowable for September and their August benefits have been increased by 20 percent in order to replace lost food.
The Disaster Food Stamp application process will last for at least seven days and DSS will monitor the need for these services in order to determine whether a request for an extension will be necessary. Department of Social Services Announces 23 Sites Available To Receive Emergency Food Stamp Applications On Sunday, Sept.
Disaster Food Stamps begin Wednesday in Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. 5 when the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) was launched, 183,649 households have been approved for $74.4 million in disaster benefits through Thursday, Sept.


10--The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has requested and received approval by the USDA to extend the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for residents of Orleans and Jefferson parishes. In the event that a disaster is declared and a DSNAP program is launched, residents, or their authorized representatives, who have pre-applied only need to visit a DSNAP issuance site to verify their information and identity, determine final eligibility and receive their benefit cards if eligible. Exact eligibility requirements and DSNAP issuance sites will be announced only after a disaster is declared. David Vitter has complained that state officials weren’t aggressively pursuing the overspending as food stamp fraud, and Treasurer John Kennedy recently criticized the department as being too lax in its response to known misuse of food stamps.
Maria Goretti Church and Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Mount Pilgrim Baptist and the East Baton Rouge Office of Family Services, Sorrento Civic Center in Ascension, Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette and North Park in Denham Springs. In the event of a disaster the state must request that the federal government initiate DSNAP, but can only make the request if the parish has been declared eligible for Individual Assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).



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