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SNAP Updates


 
COVID-19 SNAP Supplements - January 2022

In response to the pandemic, DCFS has received federal approval to issue supplemental SNAP benefits for January 2022.

SNAP Recipients not Already at Max
  • Will receive a supplement to bring them to the max. 
  • Max amounts less than $95 will be boosted to $95.
 
SNAP Recipients Already at Max
  • Will receive a $95 supplement.
 

For current SNAP recipients, all supplemental allotments are scheduled to be loaded onto EBT cards by Sunday, January 9. Those who have applied for SNAP, but aren't yet certified as eligible to receive benefits, will have supplements loaded onto their cards on a rolling weekly basis after their applications are approved. Click here for more information.


 
USDA Increases SNAP Maximum Allotments

Beginning October 1, 2021, SNAP recipients will see an increase in their monthly household allotment through a reevaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP). The TFP is used to set the amount of food assistance people participating in SNAP receive. This is the first cost adjustment of the purchasing power of the TFP in more than 45 years.

 

New SNAP household maximums are as follows:

Household Size Max Allotment Before Oct. 1, 2021 Max Allotment as of Oct. 1, 2021
1 $204 $250
2 $374 $459
3 $535 $658
4 $680 $835
5 $807 $992
6 $969 $1,190
7 $1,071 $1,316
8 $1,224 $1,504
Each Additional Member $153 $188

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LifeInCheck — SNAP EBT Card Mobile App

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Manage your SNAP EBT card account with the LifeInCheck mobile app.


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SNAP Interviews, Simplified Reports, Redeterminations
  • All SNAP Interviews Suspended September 1 through November 30, 2021.  This includes interviews for new SNAP applications, simplified reports and annual redeterminations. This also includes out LaCAP, FITAP and KCSP programs.
  • “No interviews” doesn’t mean automatic SNAP approval.  To be considered for benefits, you must first fully complete your application! DCFS staff cannot determine eligibility unless they have all the information they need to process an application. It’s important to include identity and all income and resource information and respond quickly to any questions. If staff need additional information, they will contact you, usually via mail. Any missing information will affect your eligibility and lengthen the time it takes to process your application.
  • SNAP Simplified Reports Resume and Redeterminations in December 2021. Due to Hurricane Ida, Louisiana has received a three-month waiver to eliminate Simplified Reports and Redeterminations for all recipients for the months of September, October, and November.  Redeterminations and Simplified Reports will resume effective December. Households whose simplified reports or redeterminations are due in December will receive a letter from DCFS in late November.

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Dial 211 for Food Assistance
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211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community.

It's single access point for details about food pantries and other food assistance sources near you.

Learn more about the 211 Louisiana Statewide Network


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