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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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DCFS Customer Service Chatbot - Try it!
DCFS is building a chatbot that can provide quick answers to questions about our food assistance programs. It's a work in progress, but we invite you to try it. Help us perfect this exciting new customer service tool.

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Online Application

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  • As a result of COVID-19, caseworkers are not conducting formal interviews. However, after receiving your application, a DCFS employee may contact you with questions if additional information is required. A decision on your application cannot be made until you have provided all required information (see examples of proof above).


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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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  • As a result of COVID-19, caseworkers are not conducting formal interviews. However, after receiving your application, a DCFS employee may contact you with questions if additional information is required. A decision on your application cannot be made until you have provided all required information (see examples of proof above).


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Questions?