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Louisiana To Get Another Round of Disaster Food Stamps

People in 11 parishes hit hardest by the August floods are now eligible for another round of federal food stamp aid.

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Flood Assistance Not Keeping Up With The Need

One Louisiana lawmaker shares the frustration of many of her constituents. She's grateful for the help, but why is it taking so long and why must it be so difficult to apply for?

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Disaster Food Stamp Benefits Now Available, But By Alphabetical Order

The best way to pre-register is online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preregister, or you can call 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578).

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Flood 2016: FEMA, Food, Volunteering, & Who Can Help You In Acadiana

As Acadiana recovers from the Flood of 2016, we will all pull together to get through it. There are people and agencies who are ready to help you get the help you need. If you weren't impacted greatly and want to lend a hand, there are ways you can do that, too.

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Emergency Benefits For Groceries And Food Made Available For Flood Victims

Because of the recent flooding the state of Louisiana has authorized emergency food and grocery benefits for those affected by the high water.

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University Medical Center Building (photo courtesy Ken Romero)
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Louisiana’s New Medicaid Enrollment Plan To Benefit The Working Poor

It's estimated that near 300,000 Louisiana residents, mainly the working poor, will now be eligible to receive health insurance through Medicaid as a result of the expansion.

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Job Training Now Required For Louisiana Food Stamp Recepients

Governor Edwards tells food stamp recipients if you want our help, you've got to do your part. This new order is expected to impact 47-thousand Louisiana residents.

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House Committee Passes Bill That Would Change Louisiana’s Food Stamp Program

Louisiana legislators want to have a bigger say in who qualifies for food stamp assistance in Louisiana and who does not.

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Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill Requiring Food Stamp Recipients To Get A Job

A house committee passes legislation that closes a Louisiana loophole that allows people to collect food stamp benefits without working 20 hours per week or performing 20 hours of community service per week.

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Governor-Elect Edwards Seeks to Stop Changes to Food Stamp Eligibility

Governor-elect John Bel Edwards is already putting his stamp on the new regime in Baton Rouge as he is taking steps so that low-income families do not lose their food stamp benefits in January.

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