Posted on August 18, 2016
DSNAP assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging those who have been affected by the historic flooding in southeast Louisiana to pre-register for benefits under the Disaster Supplemental Assistance Program (DSNAP).
DCFS is preparing an application for benefits for those in parishes in the disaster declaration for Louisiana, including West Feliciana Parish.
To pre-register for benefits, click here. Residents can also pre-register by phone beginning August 16 at 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Residents who currently receive SNAP benefits are located in the affected parishes do NOT have to pre-register for DSNAP benefits. These residents will automatically have these benefits activated.
This activation of DSNAP benefits comes after President Obama officially granted a major disaster declaration on Sunday, August 14.
“Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster,” a release from the White House stated. “Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.”
###pwww.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
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