Monday, September 17, 2012
The Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) served St. John the Baptist Parish residents for nine days at New Wine Christian Fellowship facilities providing DSNAP application assistance as well as face to face interviews to finalize the application process. The site discontinued service on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
During operation of the site, a total of 8,342 households in St. John the Baptist Parish received DSNAP food assistance from the DCFS totaling $3.4 million in disaster benefits through Friday, September 14. DSNAP applications are no longer being accepted from St. John the Baptist Parish residents.
DSNAP is an income eligibility based program to assist eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Eligibility was determined by federal guidelines based on an individual's known or expected income, resources (such as cash on hand, saving and checking account balances) and unreimbursed disaster expenses during the disaster period of August 26 and September 24.
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