Lost or stolen food stamp cards in Louisiana require a call to a customer service center. Food stamp cards in Louisiana are run by the Electronic Benefit Transfer system under the name Louisiana Purchase Card.Know More
For lost, stolen or other card issues, immediately call the EBT customer service center toll-free at 888-997-1117; this is the correct number as of October 2014. A representative can take your information and disable the lost card so no one else can use it.
In Louisiana, you must visit your local parish office to request a replacement card. Once your request is submitted, wait five to seven days for a new EBT card to arrive in the mail.
When you receive the card in the mail, contact customer service again to activate it and select a new personal identification number.
To check your food stamp status, call the EBT customer service line for your state, or visit your state's EBT website. Each state's EBT customer service number and website is listed on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service website.Full Answer >
The first food stamp program started on May 16, 1939. The program was implemented due to widespread unemployment and food surpluses. People on government relief programs could purchase orange stamps in an amount equivalent to their normal food costs.Full Answer >
According to the USDA, it is possible to locate a food stamp, or SNAP, office by checking the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service website for the nearest location. Every state in the United States offers residents a local office to apply for SNAP benefits.Full Answer >
It's possible to apply for food stamps online, at a local Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program office or through the phone. The Food and Nutrition Service webpage lets people find their state and the application form to be filled out.Full Answer >