The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is intended to help low-income and needy individuals and families with fresh food and groceries. Eligible participants can receive food assistance through regular SNAP or the Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP).
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In Louisiana, SNAP recipient households must meet income criteria. In most cases, a household must meet both gross and net income criteria, but the state says a household with someone age 60 or older who receives certain types of disability benefits does not qualify. only needs to meet the net income test.
LaCAP assistance is only available to Louisiana residents who are at least 60 years old and receive Supplemental Security Income from SSA. It is considered a simplified version of SNAP. If you are eligible, you will receive a Louisiana Purchase Card, to which SNAP benefits will be automatically deposited each month.
SNAP benefits in Louisiana are loaded onto what is called the Louisiana Purchase Card. This card works like a regular EBT card or an electronic benefits transfer card. It is swiped at participating providers like any other debit or credit card, but SNAP benefits are preloaded once a month onto the purchase card based on household size and benefit amount for which you have been approved.
Louisiana recently changed its EBT filing schedule. The payment day is the last digit of your social security number. If you are elderly or disabled, you will receive benefits from the 1st to the 4th of the month. The rest of the program is as follows:
|If your SSN ends with:||Your benefits will be paid on|
|6||the 17th of March|
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