Hearings Challenging Public Benefits Decisions
Learn about your issue
This category covers what a person can expect if they must go to a hearing with an administrative agency about their health care and human services benefits (like SNAP, TANF, Medicare, Medicaid, general assistance, or otherwise), including how the hearing will work, what to bring, and what outcomes may result.
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.
How to Order Louisiana Birth Records
Louisiana is a "closed record" state. This means that birth and death certificates are not public records. All requests for birth or death certificates must include proper identification, appropriate fees, and a completed application.
Physician's Certification Letter
This page provides basic information on obtaining and submitting a statement from your physician to change the gender marker on legal documents. Depending on which document you are updating, the process is relatively simple and usually can be managed without the help of a lawyer. This guide is intended to provide support to people helping themselves. This resource is informational and is not legal advice. Always consult with an attorney about your particular situation.
Understanding a Violent Felony Charge
This guide provides basic information to help you determine if your felony charge is a crime of violence, also called a violent felony.