Single mothers in Louisiana have a huge responsibility on their shoulders of managing their welfare, taking care of their children, providing for housing, food, transporation, medicine, clothes & toys & lots more. With the unemployment rate in Louisiana close to 8.1%, it signals the challenges many single moms who are unemployed are facing. We will overview some financial assistance grants & help for single mothers in the state of Louisiana. As a basic starter, be sure to visit the Official Website of the State of Louisiana at www.louisiana.gov
Food stamps program for single mothers in Louisiana is administered by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and its mission is to provide access to good quality food for low income households & single mothers who otherwise would not be able to afford to feed their families. Eligible households in Louisiana can receive their food benefits through SNAP or Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP). Eligibility for SNAP benefits requires households to go through gross & net income tests. For example, a household with 2 members can have a maximum of $1,579 in gross income & $1,215 in net income and would be entitled to $367 in food benefits. Go here for a complete table of income eligibility requirements for SNAP.
Think you are eligible? Check out the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Enrolling more than 1.1 million people in the state of Louisiana, the Medicaid program provides health insurance & medical coverage for low income households & single moms. Administered by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Medicaid offers various services such as:
- Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program
Visit the website below for more information on each of these coverages. Online applications for Louisiana Medicaid can be made by visiting this website https://bhsfweb.dhh.louisiana.gov/OlaPortalPublic/Public/public.aspx
MEDICAID HOTLINE 1-888-342-6207
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) is a state agency that has a mission of providing college access for thousands of students every year. Some programs administered by LOSFA are:
- Louisiana’s premier merit-based scholarship program
Lots more information is provided on each of these programs on the website below, so be sure to give it a visit!
Toll free: 1-800-259-5626 ext. 1012