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It is always in your best interest to speak with an attorney about your case. If you cannot afford an attorney, a legal aid organization may be able to represent you for free or at reduced cost. However, certain restrictions apply and they may not be able to take your case. You may also qualify for reduced-cost legal services through the LSBA's Modest Means Directory. You also have a right to represent yourself, and there are diverse services available to help you learn more.
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To get benefits through SNAP, a household must meet certain tests, including resource and income tests.
Any assistance from SNAP depends on these requirements:
- Residence - the applicant must be living in Louisiana but it doesn't matter how long.
- Citizenship - household members must be either US citizens and/or certain aliens with verifiable USCIS documentation.
- Enumeration - households must provide or apply for Social Security numbers for each member before certification.
- Work Registration - all able-bodied adults, with specific exceptions, must register for work and accept suitable employment.
You can also use the USDA's pre-screening tool to see if you qualify.
The Legal Education and Assistance Program (LEAP) is a project sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association, with the support of the Louisiana Library Association, the Law Library of Louisiana, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, and Acadiana Legal Services. LEAP aims to provide support and assistance to public librarians throughout the state by providing them with the tools to help their patrons with their legal questions. LEAP understands that librarians are prohibited from providing legal advice, but instead helps them provide legal information, including referrals to attorneys.