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Louisiana SNAP Benefits to be Issued on Modified Schedule for April
March 19, 2019
Louisiana SNAP recipients will receive their April benefits on a modified schedule, as DCFS works to transition families back to the regular distribution schedule that was disrupted by the partial federal government shutdown in January. May benefits will be issued according to the regular schedule.
Louisiana Should Extend Foster Care to Age 21 for All Youth, Task Force Recommends
February 20, 2019
All Louisiana youth in foster care on their 18th birthday should be eligible to remain in care until they turn 21, a legislatively-created panel responsible for studying the issue said in a new report.
Louisiana DCFS to Issue March SNAP Benefits on March 1st and 2nd
February 12, 2019
All Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients can expect to receive their March SNAP benefits by March 2.
Early Issuance of February SNAP Benefits for Louisianans Complete
January 17, 2019
1.17.19 - DCFS completed the early issuance of February SNAP benefits late Wednesday (1.16.19). All households certified eligible for February SNAP benefits on or before Jan. 14 have now been issued those benefits. Cases that remained pending on that date, and new applications filed since then, will be processed on the regular schedule.
Update on SNAP Benefits in Louisiana
January 16, 2019
1.16.19 - Each state is handling the early issuance of February SNAP benefits differently. All official information about SNAP benefits for Louisianans will be posted on the DCFS website and will be shared on the department's Facebook page and Twitter account.
Louisiana Issues February SNAP Food Benefits Early
January 14, 2019
1.14.19 - Based on recent guidance from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, most SNAP recipients will receive their February benefits early - on or before January 20. These are not extra benefits and should be carefully budgeted to last through the entire month of February.