Disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Louisiana residents have ways to replace them.
Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers:
SNAP Cards: Phone: 1-888-524-3578
- Website: www.dcfs.la.gov/DSNAP
Green Cards: 800-375-5283
Birth and Death Certificates: 225-342-9500
Louisiana Driver's Licenses: 888-214-5367
- Website: http://omv.dps.state.la.us/
Bank Checks, ATM/Debit Cards or Safe Deposit Boxes: 877-275-3342
- Website: https://www.fdic.gov/
Credit Cards – Contact the appropriate issuing institution:
American Express: 800-327-1267
Credit Reports: Equifax, Experian or TransUnion: 877-322-8228
Social Security Cards: 800-772-1213
- Website: https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/
Fraud Alerts or a Credit Freeze:
Identity Theft Resource Center: 888-400-5530
- Website: http://www.idtheftcenter.org/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicare Cards: 800-772-1213
U.S. Savings Bonds: 844-284-2676 (toll-free)
Tax Returns: 800-829-1040
Military Records: 866-272-6272
Insurance Documents: Check with your insurance agent.
Real Estate and Property Records (Mortgage Documents, Deeds, etc.): Contact your agent.
Medical and Prescription Records: Call your doctor; medical and prescription records are tracked electronically.
Proof of Address/Residency: Contact your local utility company to obtain a recent bill.
National Archives Records: 866-272-6272
Saving family records: