In Louisiana, TANF applicants must meet both the state and federal guidelines for the program. The federal government requires that individuals meet the monetary and non-monetary state guidelines, complete work-related activities, provide paternity information about the children in the household, and report as required by the state. The federal guidelines have been built into each state.s program, as this is required in order for states to receive the block grants that fund TANF. Therefore, it is really only necessary that applicants be aware of and meet the requirements as outlined by the state of Louisiana. To read more about the federal TANF eligibility guidelines, click here. In order to qualify for TANF benefits in Louisiana, applicants must meet the income guidelines; resources such as homes and personal possessions are not considered when determining eligibility. An eligible applicant must be a resident of Louisiana, be a U.S. citizen and have at least one minor child in the home. Louisiana TANF Program.
TANF benefits are figured based on individual state guidelines and dependent on factors such as family size, earned and unearned income, and housing expenses. In Louisiana, FITAP is available to eligible residents for a maximum of 60 months (5 years). Benefits range between $122 per month for a single beneficiary and $839 per month for a family of 18. In 2005, the maximum benefit for a family of three was $240 per month or $2880 per year.
The food stamp program is a federal program run by state and local agencies, it is for low income families. In most states the same rules for TANF apply for food stamps. If you meet the requirements for TANF, you meet the requirements for food stamps. Find out how to apply for food stamps in LA or check your Louisiana EBT Card balance.