By Murray Wennerlund published 2-19-2021 updated 1-15-2022
Understanding disaster recovery in the State of Louisiana under the guidance of Gov. Edwards is a full-time job. Really challenging at times and always frustrating.
This post is about SNAP form 38. You're not going to find the form online because the state is waiting for the federal government to give it money. They are waiting for the USDA to say the winter storm was a disaster and to allow funds from federal taxpayers to trickle down to us in the state of Louisiana.
But the state's program for SNAP allows you at anytime of the year to declare "Food Loss" from a "Household Misfortune". Does that sound like it needs to be a federally declared disaster by the President of the United States? No... It's a household misfortune that you lost power for 24 hours and lost all your food.
What is a disaster is you only have 10 days to file your FORM 38 to be eligible for replacement SNAP funds by the state. The state can and will be reimbursed by the USDA later and you shouldn't worry about it because it's all federal funds nothing from the state coffers.
So right now let's get you filling out the correct paperwork and get that paperwork in the mail today or at the latest by this coming week. Remember, you only have 10 days from the first day you lost power. You must have lost power for at least 24 hours. You do not have to provide proof you lost power, the state will ask your power company to provide that information. You will have to itemize the amount of food you lost and be ready to offer receipts with dates before the "Disaster" or "Power Outage".
Here's what your form will look like. I have placed links to download the form below in this pages research resources.
08/19 Issue Obsolete
State of Louisiana
Department of Children and Family Services
Statement Regarding Food Lost in a Household Misfortune
Give this form to DCFS
P. O. Box 260031
Baton Rouge, LA 70826-9918
or By fax:(225) 663-3164
or in person at your local DCFS office
If you lost food that you bought with your SNAP benefits because of a flood, fire, power outage, or other disaster, we may be able to replace your SNAP benefits.
To request replacement of SNAP benefits, you must:
Report the loss within 10 days of the food loss.
Complete this form and submit it to DCFS within 10 days after you reported the loss of food.
Provide the Dollar ($) amount of the food loss.
Name of Head of Household:
Social Security Number:
Physical Street Address:
Name of Authorized Representative:
The undersigned states:
That he/she is the person named as head of household of the above-described certification, is a responsible member of the household, or is the authorized representative. That he/she lost food bought with my SNAP benefits worth $_______ because of a household disaster or misfortune that happened on (month/day/year).
That food purchased with SNAP benefits was destroyed in a household misfortune due to:
Flood or Fire or Power outage of at least 24 hours or Other Describe:______/
That at the time of the disaster the head of the household lived at the address shown above.
The undersigned is aware of the penalties for intentional misrepresentation of the facts including a charge of perjury for any false claim.
Typed or printed name of Head of Household or other Responsible Household Member
Signature of Head of Household or other Responsible Household Member
Typed or printed name of Authorized Representative
Signature of Authorized Representative
After confirming the length of power outages in your area with the Louisiana Public Service Commission, DCFS will determine your eligibility for replacement benefits. If caseworkers need additional information they will contact you. If replacements are warranted, DCFS expects to issue benefits to your account within 10 days. You will not receive correspondence from DCFS about this request.
If you have any other question please email and call the state.
Email LAHelpU.email@example.com or call 1-888-524-3578.
Flood Ready Workforce Development Program funded by 2016 flood grants pays for heavy equipment training.
Its not clear if you have to pay up front, complete the training then request reimbursement from the OCD-DRU who is using Homeowner grant funds to pay for the future of their coastal project labor pool. In any case, 2,000 isnt much for employment.
by Murray Wennerlund published 5-19-2022 13 seconds read
Prohibition on disaster assistance for households above 120 percent AMI for failure to obtain flood insurance
If you are living in a SFHA otherwise known as the 100 year flood zone and are earning more than 120 percent AMI you should be able to afford your flood insurance no matter if you are required to purchase flood insurance or not.
by Murray Wennerlund published 5-18-2022 13 seconds read
Restore Louisiana Mobile Home MHU Replacement Policy published 7-17-2019
Louisiana has fought over the replacement costs for mobile homes for years. Reimbursement for the total amount has always been the goal but the state of Louisiana OCD-DRU has done everything to not give enough to replace MHUs for safe housing.
by Murray Wennerlund published 5-17-2022 12 seconds read
Monitoring state level disaster recovery programs
Citizens are being fleeced each and every disaster of tax dollars allocated to assist in their recovery after a declared disaster. States that go unchecked little or no program oversight cost us millions.
by Murray Wennerlund published 1-15-2022 10 seconds read
Disaster Assistance by Louisiana Governors Get a Game Plan using Communications Obscurity to limit assistance
How Louisiana makes its "Get a Game Plan" nearly impossible for the people living in the state to understand where to get disaster recovery assistance. With every new storm, new websites are created and now they are creating compartmental websites.
by Murray Wennerlund published 10-4-2021 updated 1-15-2022 4 min. 10 seconds read
We have hundreds of homeowners looking for experienced trade professionals. We only ask for proof you are who you say you are. It's time you publish your work, from start to finish and show details so we can all see your quality. Homeowners are sick and tired of day labor contractors. Follow this link to create your account.
Louisiana Hurricane Ida Supplies from Points of Distribution (PODS) POD Status Log - WebEOC 9.1
The Louisiana Governors Office of Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness GOSHEP publishes daily a list of all Points of Distribution operating in the state. This list seems to be updated every morning and is linked win this article.
by Murray Wennerlund published 9-10-2021 1 min. 1 seconds read
Louisiana Hurricane Ida 4611-DR-LA
Louisiana Hurricane Ida FEMA 4611-DR-LA , DR-4611 links, research and resources.
by Murray Wennerlund published 9-7-2021 updated 1-15-2022 1 min. 11 seconds read
LA, FL, TX, PR, NC are receiving billions in US taxpayer dollars to mitigate against future flood disasters. We are looking to help your county or parish find the best clearing and dredging people. Contact us about your experience.
Rental assistance available for those in hardship due to COVID-19
All state and U.S. Territories have a point of contact for rental assistance and housing assistance. These services have been in place for years and have been used by thousands for housing concerns.
by Murray Wennerlund published 8-22-2021 updated 12-31-2021 2 min. 41 seconds read
SNAP FORM 38 Statement Regarding Food Lost in a Household Misfortune
Did you lose all the food in your refrigerator because of the storm that cause you to lose power for more than 24 hours? Were you told that you do not qualify for SNAP replacement by the state or by anyone else? Lets get your paperwork filed today, now.
by Murray Wennerlund published 2-19-2021 updated 1-15-2022 4 min. 0 seconds read
TruckAndTools.Com - Google News
Read full articles from TruckAndTools.Com and explore endless topics, magazines and more on your phone or tablet with Google News. TruckAndTools.Com - Google News.
601-Identity Validation Required for your Unemployment Claim by the state of Louisiana Work Force Commission
In an effort to prevent fraudulent claims, the state is requesting from many unemployed due to the pandemic and other reasons additional proof of identity. Requiring a Selfie holding your drivers license and social security card.
by Contributor published 1-14-2021 updated 1-15-2022 3 min. 35 seconds read
Frequently Asked Question
Does the Restore Louisiana OCD-DRU HUD Grant program offer a Scheduled Draw payment?
Frequently Asked Question
What does disaster Unmet needs mean?