SNAP Louisiana And What You Need To Know

Last Updated on February 1, 2024 by Lori Pace

Louisiana SNAP is a federally funded food assistance program that provides food assistance to low-income Louisiana residents. Louisiana SNAP is a federally-funded food assistance program that allows eligible households to receive support via regular SNAP and the Louisiana Combined Application Project. 

Both the number of people in the household as well as the income remaining after deductions will affect the benefits. In Louisiana, for example, three eligible families with no income could receive $427 per month in food assistance.

What Is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)offers food benefits, access and education in food preparation and nutrition for low-income households. The benefits, which are a type of ATM card and electronic card – EBT, can be used to purchase eligible food at authorized retail food shops.

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Eligibility Requirements For SNAP In Louisiana

To be eligible for SNAP Louisiana assistance program, you must meet these eligibility requirements:

  1. Louisiana Legal Resident
  2. You can be a US Citizen, or a lawful permanent residence
  3. Show proof of identity
  4. Respect certain income guidelines
  5. You have less than $2,250 of resources

Most recipients between 16 and 59, without disabilities, must register for work or accept an employment offer.

Application For Food Stamps In Louisiana

To apply for benefits, first create an account online for LACAFE at the DCFS website. Then complete an electronic application. If applicable, a DCFS staff member will call you to schedule an interview.

You will receive a Louisiana Purchase Card if you are eligible for SNAP. Monthly SNAP benefits will automatically be deposited into your account.

  • Complete the application ( LACAP Enrollment Form 1A).
    • Send the completed form to Document Processing Center
      • DCFS Economic Stability
        P.O. P.O. Box 260031
        Baton Rouge, LA 70826
    • Fax the completed form to:
      • (225) 663-3164
  • For assistance, call 1-888-LAHELPU (1-888-524-3578)

Once DCFS has received your application, a worker will assign you to determine your eligibility. DCFS will notify you by mail within 30 days after receiving your enrollment form. The letter will let you know if you are eligible and the amount and start date of your benefits.

Approval Duration

After receiving an approval for your SNAP, your benefits will be available within 30 days of the date that the office received your application. In certain cases of emergency, your benefits may be available within seven days.

Income Guidelines For SNAP In Louisiana

Food assistance is available to most families with a gross income of up to 130% of federal poverty level (or $2,380 per month for a family three).

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

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