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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.
DCFS Launches SET for Success Workforce Development Website
September 20, 2023
In keeping with its growing emphasis on expanding workforce development opportunities for the individuals it serves, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is launching a SET for Success workforce website with related resources for participants in SNAP, FITAP and Child Support Enforcement programs. The SET for Success program offers participants the skills, education and training to improve their job prospects and secure a brighter future for their families.
DCFS Appoints Dr. Rebecca Hook as Agency’s First Medical Director
September 19, 2023
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has appointed a pediatric emergency room physician as its first Director of Medical Services in the agency’s Child Welfare Division.
Louisiana DCFS Launches Child Support Estimator
August 22, 2023
Today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) launched its Child Support Estimator, an online tool designed to provide parents with insights into potential child support obligations. This innovative tool aims to promote financial awareness for parents while highlighting the importance of professional legal guidance and examination of the Louisiana Child Support Guidelines.
P-EBT Update: DCFS Distributes $45.5 M in Benefits to Louisiana Children, Additional $66.5 M Expected for Summer
July 21, 2023
In a major effort to support families across Louisiana, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has disbursed $45.5 million in benefits to approximately 186,000 children through the 2022-23 School Year and Child Care Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) programs.
EBT Cloning Alert: DCFS Urges Immediate PIN Change for Those Who Used EBT Card in Calcasieu Parish
July 18, 2023
7.18.23 -- DCFS is taking swift action to address a recently discovered EBT cloning incident in Calcasieu Parish, the second such incident in a week.
EBT Cloning Alert: DCFS Urges Immediate PIN Change for Those Who Used EBT Card in Allen Parish
July 14, 2023
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is taking swift action to address a recently discovered EBT cloning incident in Allen Parish. Local police believe an illegal skimming device was placed at a local retailer within the last 30 days. The first unauthorized transaction linked to this incident occurred on July 9, 2023.
DCFS Awarded Code for America's Government Changemaker Award
May 16, 2023
05.16.23 - DCFS was named the inaugural recipient of Code for America’s Government Changemaker Award Tuesday at the organization’s annual summit in Washington, D.C. The recognition underscores DCFS’s commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to better serve Louisiana’s children and families.
DCFS Returning to New Orleans Area to Fill Critical Positions
May 11, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is hosting a hiring fair in Kenner on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel New Orleans - Airport & Conference Center for open positions in the Orleans region. DCFS is hiring across various programs, including Child Welfare, Economic Stability and Disability Determination Services.