Louisiana Benefits


Louisiana's Family Independence Temporary Assistance program targets families in need of financial support, with a strong emphasis on gaining independence. It includes components like job training and employment assistance to encourage participants towards self-sufficiency.

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Louisiana Food Stamps is state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It provides aid to low-income residents of Louisiana so that they can buy food and live a healthy life.


LaCHIP or Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program provides children from families who cannot afford health insurance with a comprehensive health cover. LaCHIP is tailored for families whose relatively higher income disqualifies them from receiving Medicaid. It is operated under the Department of Health and Hospitals.


After realizing the importance of energy as a basic human need, the state of Louisiana introduced the Louisiana Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program aimed at helping low income families meet their energy costs. This program provides monthly benefits to members to assist them meet their utility bills. In the dispensation of its services the Louisiana LIHEAP program gives special considerations to the elderly, disabled, families with children and those households that have the greatest energy consumption.


Louisiana Medicaid provides health coverage to needy individuals and families in the State of Louisiana. Medicaid is established in all states in the US with different requirements per state but the program generally controlled by the federal government. In Louisiana, Medicaid is under the Department of Health and Hospitals.


Eligible Louisiana residents can take advantage of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits are intended to assist individuals who are unable to work as a result of a disability.


In Louisiana, the Emergency Food Assistance Program is a key initiative aimed at providing food assistance to families in high-poverty areas. Through partnerships with community agencies and local food banks, the program ensures the distribution of nutritious food to those facing food insecurity.


Healthy and well kids in Iowa are a program sponsored by the state of Iowa that provides low cost and in some instances free healthcare covers for kids from low income families. The amount of premium paid by an individual family varies depending on the income level of the company; however the maximum amount paid by a family is $40.

If you qualify for the program you are given the option of choosing from a number of selected health care service providers that has agreed to participate in the program. Some of the benefits derived from participating in the program include: eye care, mental health care and dental services.

Veterans Disability

In Louisiana, Veterans Disability benefits are available for veterans who were injured or developed a medical condition during their active military service. These financial benefits are part of a wider support system designed to help the veteran transition to civilian life. Apart from disability benefits, Louisiana veterans can take advantage of Dependents and Survivor Benefits, education and training programs, VA life insurance, and much more.


The Louisiana Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is an initiative by the US federal government that helps low-income families in the state to implement energy efficiency measures in their homes. This measure helps to reduce the proportion of income spent on energy related utilities and thus helps to complement other energy assistance programs such as the Louisiana LIHEAP.


Louisiana WIC program is for low-income women, child, and infants. The program provides number of nutrition benefits and services to participants if they are at a nutritional risk.