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Louisiana SNAP benefits are administered by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), which assists low-income households with grocery purchases. Benefits are distributed to Louisiana Purchase Cards once a month. For December 2022, SNAP benefits are valid between December 5th and 23rd.
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Your Louisiana Purchase Card can be used to shop and pay for most groceries at grocery stores and some retailers. You can also use your EBT card to purchase eligible groceries online from select retailers.
If you are a Louisiana resident, age 60 or older, and earn Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may qualify for the Louisiana Combined Application Project. LaCAP is a simplified version of SNAP, and recipients receive one of three standard monthly award amounts through Louisiana Purchase Cards: $30, $82, or $170. Food aid is only available through LaCAP or SNAP, but you can switch programs at any time.
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There are other ways to save money with your Louisiana Purchase Card. Here are discounts or free services available to SNAP recipients:
- Amazon Prime: Louisiana SNAP recipients can sign up for an Amazon Prime EBT rebate for $6.99 per month, which is about half the regular cost of a subscription.
- Computers/Internet/Mobile Phones: Through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), eligible SNAP recipients in Louisiana can receive a discount of up to $30 per month on Internet service and a $100 credit toward an eligible laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. The ACP rebate can be combined with the federal Lifeline program, which offers up to $9.25 off your cell phone bill or home broadband Internet service.
- Farmers Markets: The Red Stick Rewards program in Louisiana gives SNAP recipients greater access to fresh groceries by compensating purchases up to $15 dollar for dollar.
- Museums/zoos/aquariums: Louisiana SNAP EBT recipients can receive free or discounted access to seven museums across the state through the Museums For All program.
To receive benefits through SNAP in Louisiana, households must meet certain resource and income requirements. Visit the Louisiana DCFS website for more information on eligibility requirements.
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Louisiana’s SNAP benefits are distributed between the 5th and 23rd of each month. Elderly or disabled recipients receive their benefits from the 1st through the 4th of each month, while all other recipients receive their SNAP benefits based on the last two digits of their social security number.
Benefits are accessible from 5:00 a.m. the morning after they are released. Payments are posted on the same date every month, regardless of the day of the week, holiday or weekend. You can also view your SNAP benefit plan on the LifeInCheck EBT mobile app. Go to My Account and then click Benefits Plan.
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Here is the December 2022 deposit schedule for Louisiana Purchase Cards:
|SSN ends with:||Available Benefits:|
|2||9th of December|
|9||23rd of December|
SNAP recipients will also receive another large payment in December, which includes the 12.5 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) approved for 2023. The 2023 COLA runs through September 30, 2023, which will help SNAP recipients deal with rising food costs.
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