Cost of living adjustment affect SNAP, other benefits

Obituaries

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rosemary Lutrick Powell Smith, 81, of Jena, passed from this life at her residence on Monday, Jul

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dexter Darnell Savage, 23, of Marksville, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life Thursday, J

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Michael Judd Brown, 28, of Hebert, and a native of Jena, died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from in

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Martha Bynog Bradford, 77, of Melville, went to be with the Lord at 2:34 a.m.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Louis T.

A federal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security and veterans benefits for 2018 will result in decreases to some Louisiana residents’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, as well as benefits through the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) and Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP).

The COLA is based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, as measured from the third quarter of 2016 through the third quarter of 2017.

 

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