The monthly cash payment program sometimes called "welfare" is now called the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families by the federal government. In the state of Louisiana, it's titled the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program ("FITAP"). FITAP provides cash assistance to families with children when the family doesn't make enough money to pay for all of its needs.
Applying for FITAP or appealing a FITAP rejection is a common legal issue and does not always require a lawyer. Some people can apply or appeal without professional assistance.
The guide is meant to help someone who is not represented by a lawyer understand the general rules and procedures surrounding the FITAP program in Louisiana. It is not a complete guide to the law nor does it discuss every issue or aspect of the law that may affect your case.
This LibGuide will provide:
- basic information about FITAP in Louisiana;
- basic information on the process of applying for ITAP; and
- resources for additional information and services.
What this libguide cannot do:
- answer every question about your situation;
- provide a printable FITAP form to complete; or
- replace the advice of an attorney.
This libguide is still in development and the information is not guaranteed to be accurate. For additional resources and/or to find assistance in your parish, visit LouisianaLawHelp.org.