Application Process

How to Apply

When applying for assistance, you will be assessed to determine the reason for your visit and the correct program for which you need to apply. You will then be given an application, LDSS-2921 Statewide Application, for completion and scheduled an appointment to apply. If you have an emergency, the interview may be the same day as the assessment.

What to Expect

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be seen by an examiner. The examiner will review your application to ensure it is complete. The interview may take up to an hour.

Required Documentation

You will be required to provide supporting documentation. This documentation may include the following:

  • Proof of all household income and resources - wage verification, bank statements, vehicles
  • Proof of household expenses - utility bills, rent or mortgage,
  • Proof of Identification - birth certificate, driver’s license, Social Security card
  • Proof of residency - landlord statement, lease, rent receipt

Additional Requirements for Eligibility

  • During the interview you will be asked to complete a voluntary "Domestic Violence Screening Form." This format provides the options to seek additional assistance if you are experiencing any form of domestic violence.
  • During the initial interview, all individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 will need to meet the requirements regarding the automated finger imaging system, unless they meet the exemptions of the program they are applying for.