Current budget leaves no money for SNAP benefits
Posted on 6/11/2018 12:57:00 PM.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services warns that unless more funding is approved in the special session, that the food stamps program will be shut down. 

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DCFS: Number of food stamp recipients up in Louisiana, down nationwide
Posted on 6/20/2016 10:36:00 AM.

The number of food stamp recipients is increasing in Louisiana, while that rate is falling nationwide. That’s according to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services nearly one in five Louisiana residents are on the federal food assistance program. Director of the Louisiana Budget Project, Jan Moller, says that increase is due to job loss in the oil and gas industry because low oil prices hurt Louisiana’s economy more than other states.
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DCFS disqualified 6 people who abused the system during a computer failure
Posted on 2/24/2014 12:22:00 PM.
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services disqualifies six food stamp recipients and more could also lose their benefits for deliberately making purchases that exceeded their balance during a computer failure. DCFS Secretary Suzy Sonnier says they've conducted a thorough investigation to ensure the abusers are properly disqualified.
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