Food and Cash Benefits
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This category is about financial assistance to cover costs for food, school breakfasts, and other general living costs, including through programs like food stamps, SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, school and breakfast lunch programs, WIC, and others.
Eligibility and Time Limits for Cash Assistance (Welfare) Family Independence Temporary Assistance (FITAP)
Learn about the time limits for receiving Family Independence Temporary Assistance (FITAP) cash benefits and re-qualifying if you lose eligibility. In Louisiana, the general rule is that you cannot get more than 24 months of FITAP payments in a 60-month (5-year) period. In Louisiana, you also have a lifetime limit of 60 months (5 years, total).
Child Welfare Services in Louisiana
Child welfare services in Louisiana are provided by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). These services include foster care, adoption, family preservation, and family reunification services. They also provide services to help strengthen families, such as in-home counseling, parenting education and support, and other supportive services. DCFS also provides home visits and assessments to ensure the safety and well-being of children in Louisiana.
About Public Benefits
This information covers public benefits, which are government-funded programs that help individuals and families in need. Public benefits can include cash and income assistance, health care, food assistance, housing assistance, and tax benefits. Depending on the program, eligibility for public benefits may require a person or family to meet certain income and resource requirements.
Getting A Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher For Federally Subsidized Rental Homes
This covers if and how a person can get federal subsidies to rent a home such as getting a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher.