BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is extending the hours for DSNAP applications and interviews for residents in Phase 1 parishes.
The assigned days for residents in Phase 1 parishes are Friday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. regardless of last name. Applicants need to call on their assigned days only or they will not be served.
The Phase 1 parishes are:
East Baton Rouge Parish
East Feliciana Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
St. Bernard Parish
St. Tammany Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish
West Feliciana Parish
DCFS says there is a high call volume, so expect the line to return a busy signal. DCFS advises to try again at a later time if this occurs.
Residents in the approved parishes can call the LAHelpU Customer Service Center at 1-(888)-524-3578 to apply and be interviewed for DSNAP. Before calling, DCFS advises applicants to follow these step by step instructions.
Phase 2 begins Monday, Sept. 27 in the following parishes:
St. Helena Parish
St. Martin Parish lower zip codes between 70339 and 70380
St. Mary Parish
SNAP recipients are not eligible for DSNAP, according to a DCFS press release.