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SNAP - How To Apply

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Clients can apply for SNAP benefits by filling out an online application or faxing/mailing a print application.

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Online Application

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  • After submitting your application, call us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to complete an interview over the phone. You no longer need to wait on a scheduled phone interview, saving you time.
  • If a face-to-face interview is requested, you may schedule an appointment with any DCFS parish office.



Print Application

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Choose one of the following options:

  • Mail the completed form to the Document Processing Center:
    • DCFS Economic Stability
      P.O. Box 260031
      Baton Rouge, LA 70826
  • Fax the completed form to:
    • (225) 663-3164
  • Drop off at the nearest local office

NOTE:  Applications cannot be emailed. 

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  • After submitting your application, call us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to complete an interview over the phone. You no longer need to wait on a scheduled phone interview.
  • If a face-to-face interview is requested, you may schedule an appointment with any DCFS parish office.


Phone Application

Unable to complete an application online or my mail? You may also contact DCFS at 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578) to apply by phone.


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