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DCFS, Plaquemines Parish Government Unite to Help with SNAP Applications
February 26, 2024
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Plaquemines Parish Government to provide public assistance services in the Plaquemines Parish Government Building at 333 F Edward Hebert Blvd., Building 600, in Belle Chasse, LA.
Louisiana Will Not Participate in Summer EBT
February 09, 2024
Louisiana will not participate in Summer EBT.
Increase in Social Security, Veterans Benefits Means Decreases for Some SNAP, FITAP, and KCSP Recipients
December 21, 2023
More than 130,000 Louisiana families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) and Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) benefits will see those benefits decrease in January due to receiving a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase to their Social Security and veterans benefits for 2024.
Be There for Louisiana's Families this Holiday Season
December 19, 2023
12.19.2023 - DCFS is encouraging Louisianans to "Be There" for families in their community this holiday season by reaching out to neighbors in need of resources and support.
Be There for Louisiana's Families
December 19, 2023
Discover simple ways to make a big difference for children and families in your community.
DCFS Urges Immediate PIN Change Amid Skimming Device Discovery
November 29, 2023
11.29.2023 - DCFS is urging all EBT cardholders to immediately change their PIN, after the Department was alerted to the discovery of multiple skimming devices at multiple retail locations throughout the state.
DCFS, New Orleans Public Library Unite to Help with Public Assistance Applications
November 28, 2023
New Orleans-area residents can now get help with certain public assistance applications at three Orleans Parish libraries, thanks to a partnership between the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the New Orleans Public Library (Library).
First Lady Donna Edwards and DCFS Celebrate 619 Adoptions from Foster Care with Event at Governor's Mansion
November 01, 2023
11.01.2023 - Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards and DCFS kicked off National Adoption Month Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion by hosting the 25th annual Adoption Celebration, honoring the 465 families who adopted 619 children and youth from foster care during the past year.
Federal Cost-of-Living Adjustments Result in Increased SNAP Benefits Starting October 1, 2023
September 28, 2023
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will provide higher monthly household benefits to over 300,000 Louisiana households beginning October 1, 2023, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) cost-of-living adjustment for Federal Fiscal Year 2024.
Louisiana Implementing Federal SNAP Work Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents
September 25, 2023
Beginning October 1, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will implement federal work requirements and time limits for certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, except in 33 parishes granted a federal waiver from the time limit rule.