News Alert: DCFS Approves 17,533 Households at DSNAP Sites Friday
Posted: 9/9/2012 8:17:36 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE
September 8,
2012


State of Louisiana News Desk #: 225.358.5361


Friday's total was highest in the three days since program
launch


BATON ROUGE -- More than 17,500 households were approved for
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits on Friday, totaling more than $7.1
million. Friday's one-day total
was an increase from Thursday's
one-day total by more than 3,000 households and $1.1 million in DSNAP
benefits.


Department of Children and Family Services
Secretary Suzy Sonnier said that in three days, more than 44,638 households have
been approved, totaling $18,551,952 in DSNAP benefits.


DSNAP totals by parish for the three days
are:















































Parish
DSNAP Cards DSNAP Total
Ascension
2,187 $1,003,836
Jefferson 14,142 $6,212,446
Lafourche
2,913 $1,276,712
Livingston
2,229 $1,066,319
Orleans 13,650
$4,703,919
Plaquemines 983 $442,932
St.
Bernard
1,837
$782,568
St. John 2,594
$1,139,059
St.
Tammany
4,103 $1,924,161


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 are determined by federal guidelines and are 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. For more
information on income guidelines visit
www.dcfs.la.gov or call 211.


Applicants knowingly providing inaccurate or
incomplete information, as part of a DSNAP application, could face criminal
prosecution and disqualification of benefits. DCFS will investigate suspected
fraud and aggressively pursue recoupment and possibly prosecution.




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