Contact Us

No, You Can’t Use EBT For Tobacco, Alcohol, or Adult-Oriented Services In Louisiana!

EBT Electronic Benefits Card
USDAgov / Flickr

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services will prohibit the use of cash assistance program benefits at liquor stores, gaming, or adult-oriented entertainment establishments.  Plus, the new rules will prohibit using a benefits card to purchase tobacco, alcohol, or lottery tickets at any retailer.

With these rules come some penalties for those who choose to violate.  After the first offense, the cardholder will be suspended for one year.  The second offense calls for a two year suspension.  Third strike, you’re out.

Retailers and concerned citizens will be responsible for calling out the fraud and reporting it to the department.  The Department of Child and Family Services will also randomly review monthly transactions to see any potential fraud.

More from 710 KEEL

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!