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 >
Food stamp benefits administered under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are the same in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. However, the states administer SNAP, and some states have tougher restrictions on beneficiaries' assets, affecting an individual's ability to qualify for SNAP.Full Answer >
Some states allow you to renew SNAP benefits online, and the policies for online renewal vary between states. The USDA's website contains a list of states that support this process.Full Answer >
A food stamp calculator is available on the federal Food and Nutrition Service website. This official government food stamps calculator compiles and assesses information according to a user's state of residence.Full Answer >