News Alert: DCFS Releases Federal Monthly Income Guidelines for DSNAP
Posted: 9/5/2012 5:00:08 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 5, 2012

State of Louisiana News Desk #: 225.358.5361

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today released
federal guidelines in use for the state's Disaster Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (DSNAP) following Hurricane Isaac.


The formula adds together monthly household income, as well as liquid resources
like checking and savings accounts. It then subtracts unreimbursed
disaster-related expenses to arrive at an adjusted gross monthly income. The
upper limit of adjusted gross monthly income differs based on family size.







 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 

 

Household Size


 

 

Disaster Gross Monthly Income limit


 

 

1


 

 

$1,503


 

 

2


 

 

$1,815


 

 

3


 

 

$2,126


 

 

4


 

 

$2,449


 

 

5


 

 

$2,787


 

 

6


 

 

$3,124


 




On average, a family of four can have an adjusted gross monthly
income of no more than $2,449 to be eligible for DSNAP.



Unreimbursed disaster-related expenses might include things like
evacuation costs, such as a hotel stay, purchase of a generator, cost of
rebuilding a fence or repairs to a home. Federal guidelines state that the
expense must be paid within the benefit period, which for Hurricane Isaac is
August 26 through September 25.



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