DCFS provides update on November SNAP benefits

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services is passing on some good news to SNAP recipients.

DCFS says, “(SNAP) recipients who do not already receive the maximum amount for their household size will receive emergency allotments for November bringing them to the max, following a waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).”

Along with the emergency allotment decision, the ‘hot foods’ waiver has been extended until the end of November.

According to the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services, this allows “both SNAP and DSNAP recipients to use their benefits to buy hot or prepared food items at participating Louisiana retailers where SNAP EBT cards are accepted.”

SNAP recipients can’t use their benefits at a restaurant.

Information on SNAP Emergency Allotments can be found below:

The SNAP emergency allotments are scheduled to be loaded onto recipients’ EBT cards in mid-November. An issuance date has not been announced. New SNAP applicants will receive the supplements on a rolling weekly basis following approval of their cases. Regular SNAP benefits for the month will be issued early – on November 1.

As dictated by federal law, households already receiving the maximum SNAP allotment for their household size will not receive supplemental benefits.

The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services provided details about the maximum monthly SNAP allotments by household size below:

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