Food and Cash Benefits
Learn About Your Issue
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).
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.
Financial Assistance For Caring For A Relative's Child - The Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP)
A relative must obtain legal guardianship of the child if the relative is responsible for the child's physical and emotional needs, as well as for making important decisions about the child's care.
SNAP's Medical Deductions: How To Get Increased Benefits For High Medical Expenses
If you have high medical expenses,you could get more help from SNAP. SNAP’s Medical Deductions can help increase your benefit.