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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health.  Eligible households can receive food assistance through regular SNAP or through the Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP).

LaCAP is a food assistance program for Louisiana residents who are at least 60 years of age and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). It is a simplified version of SNAP. If you are eligible for LaCAP, you will receive a Louisiana Purchase Card and SNAP benefits will be automatically deposited into your account every month.

This LibGuide will provide:

  • basic information about SNAP and LaCAP;
  • basic information on the process of applying for SNAP benefits; and
  • resources for additional services and information.

SNAP is a common need and you do not need a lawyer to seek benefits.

The guide is meant to help someone who is not represented by a lawyer understand the general rules and application process of SNAP. It is not a complete guide to the law nor does it discuss every issue or aspect of the law that may affect your case.This information is not meant to replace State laws or Court Rules. The purpose of this guide is to give general information and make it easier for you to obtain benefits if you qualify.

This libguide is still in development and the information is not guaranteed to be accurate. For additional resources and/or to find assistance in your parish, visit LouisianaLawHelp.org.

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