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About the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps

Learn more about SNAP (commonly called food stamps), including eligibility requirements, how to apply, and your rights as a SNAP applicant or recipient.

What is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)?

More about Louisiana's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are commonly called food stamps, although the benefit is now distributed through an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card instead of on paper ration stamps. The SNAP program is administered by the Louisiana Department of Children and Familly Services (DCFS).

How do I get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (food stamps) Benefits?

Questions and answers about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food stamps.

What is WIC and How Do I Get WIC?

The WIC program helps women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have given birth, and also infants and young children. Learn about WIC eligibility, WIC food categories, and supportive services, and get help finding a local Louisiana WIC clinic.

Using a SNAP EBT (Food Stamps) Card

Learn about using the SNAP EBT card and troubleshoot problems.

El Programa de SNAP

Enlace al navegador de beneficios. Del sitio web: "El Programa de SNAP constituye la primera línea de defensa contra el hambre. Permite que las familias de bajos recursos adquieran alimentos nutritivos con tarjetas de Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios (EBT, por sus siglas en inglés). Con sus beneficios, los destinatarios de los cupones para alimentos adquieren alimentos elegibles en tiendas de venta de alimentos al por menor autorizadas."

ABLE Accounts - Saving Money for Disability-Related Expenses Without Losing Public Benefits

The Louisiana Achieving a Better Life Experience Act Program (ABLE) allows families to save for disability-related expenses of their loved ones. The advantage of this program is that it allows the family to save without worrying about whether the assets in an account will be counted as an asset for purposes of determining eligibility for federal and state benefits programs such as Medicaid and Social Security.

Louisiana SNAP (Food Stamps) Benefits due to COVID-19

This resource tells you about food stamps, how to apply, and the changes to Louisiana SNAP due to COVID-19.

Cash Assistance for Families with Children- The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)

The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs.

Federal Food Nutrition Programs

Federal food nutrition programs including Pandemic EBT, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, Community Eligibility, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Afterschool Nutrition Programs, Summer Nutrition Programs, Nutrition Standards.

Find State Benefits

Need more help? Find out if you may be eligible for Louisiana government benefits with this Benefit Navigator.

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