Louisiana’s Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP)

Last Updated on February 28, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

The Louisiana FITAP offers temporary cash assistance to low-income families with children aiming to become self-sufficient. The household income of families should be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

They require all work-eligible applicants to participate in work activities through the STEP program. The Strategies to Empower People (STEP) Program offers vocational training, GED preparation, and other forms of assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions about Louisiana FITAP

What are the qualifications for welfare in Louisiana? 

  • U.S. national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident
  • Unemployed or underemployed with very low wages.
  • Resident of the state of Louisiana 
  • Responsible for a child under 19 years of age.

How much does welfare pay in Louisiana? 

A family of three without income receives a monthly $240 for 24 months.

What is the Kinship Care Subsidy Program? 

The Kinship Care Subsidy Program is the second form of cash assistance in Louisiana. This program provides monthly $222 to qualified children living with other parents.

Start your application for FITAP and other public assistance in Louisiana after creating a CAFÉ account through LA CAFÉ.
An eligibility worker arranges an interview by phone in-person to check your eligibility after application.
Call the number 1-888-524-3578 to learn more.

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