Vermilion Parish Office of Family Support
1820A Veterans Memorial Drive Abbeville LA
Programs offered through the Office of Family Support include FITAP, Food Stamps, Child Support Enforcement, the Find Work program. The Find Work program is for FITAP recipients only. The Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) provides cash assistance for eligible children who reside with qualified relatives other than parents. Qualified relatives are (either biological or adoptive): grandparents, brother or sister (including half), uncle or aunt, step- parents, stepbrother, stepsister, first cousin, nephew or niece, or legal spouse of the above relatives. To qualify the relative must possess legal custody or guardianship of the child who is living in the home and the family must have an annual income of less than 150% of the federal poverty threshold. All applicants are seen on a walkin basis and are interviewed in the order the applications are received. The Child Care Assistance Program is a program of the Office of Family Support that determines household eligibility for child care assistance and makes payments for child care services to eligible providers. Under Support Enforcement services there are 5 basic types of services offered: 1) Locate parents; 2) Establish paternity; 3) Establish orders (including medical support);
4) Enforce orders; 5) Collect and distribute payments. CALL FOR INFORMATION ON ABOVE SERVICES.
Contact Name: Melanie Choate
Cost of Services: None
Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility standards are set by the Office of Eligibility Determination; anyone who qualifies is eligible