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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).
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
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.