The Division of Human Development & Services and the Office of Social Services announced Wednesday, May 13 that Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) funds are now available to help low-income families with their energy bills.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of us may be thinking more about that end of life conversation with our families – things like, where do the assets go, who makes the tough decisions? Well, experts said a lot goes into those arrangements and now is a good time to start planning.
The IRS today (May 1) reminded Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by Tuesday, May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment.
During a health crisis, access to your medications is essential and big-box pharmacies, like Walgreens and CVS, jumped on board to offer free prescription delivery but many of your mom-and-pop pharmacies have been doing this for years.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today (May 1) announced that HUD will allocate $9,161,093 in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans in Louisiana who live in public housing.
As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today (April 30) reminds taxpayers that IRS.gov includes answers to many common questions, including help to use two recently launched Economic Impact Payment tools.
The Internal Revenue Service today (April 27) announced significant enhancements to the “Get My Payment” tool to deliver an improved and smoother experience for Americans eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments.
On Saturday, April 25, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a special alert for Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their
Surprise medical bills or expensive doctor’s visits during the COVID-19 health crisis may seem like a scary thought, especially if you just lost your job. These experts spoke on how to navigate health care bills during the pandemic.
The Baton Rouge-based barbeque and outdoor living online retailer BBQGuys says it’s currently looking to fill 15 positions, several of which offer work from home opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of Wednesday, April 22, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) says it has paid out $561,358,411 in unemployment benefits to more than 302,000 Louisiana residents whose job was impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Today, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced emergency benefit increases have reached $2.0 billion per month for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households across all 50 states and 3 territories to increase food security during the coronavirus national emergency.
Louisiana State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced today that the Department of Treasury will return another $10.4 million in Unclaimed Property to citizens across Louisiana. More than 45,000 people will receive a check in the mail beginning this week.
The Internal Revenue Service today (Monday, April 20) issued a special alert for several groups of federal benefit recipients to act by this Wednesday, April 22, if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact
Self employed don’t give up on unemployment benefitsLouisiana is one of only two states providing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. While the process may be frustrating state officials say many self-employed people will get help from pandemic unemployment funds it’s just taking time.
The Internal Revenue Service, working in partnership with the Treasury Department and the Social Security Administration, announced today (April 15) that recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will automatically receive automatic Economic Impact Payments.
The director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority is urging tenants who have lost income due the coronavirus to file a report with the agency to make adjustments to the renter’s portion of rent due.
A Gonzales, Louisiana man says he recently made one of the toughest decisions of his life. He says he sent his two kids to temporarily live with a relative because without unemployment benefits, he can no longer feed them.
The head of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), the agency that handles unemployment claims, said Tuesday, April 7 that she and her staff are committed to “helping each and every Louisiana citizen” in need of unemployment benefits.
The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
Governor John Bel Edwards’ recent stay-at-home policy closed the doors of all non-essential businesses. Now, those small business workers might be wondering how to pay the bills on time and some banks want to know how to help.