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Nov 17, 2010 3:43 PM by David Ortiviz

Food stamp backlog has some waiting months for help

Several counties in Colorado are experiencing a backlog of people requesting food stamps. In Pueblo County, the case load increased from 9,000 to 15,000 households in the last 18 months.

A county administrator in Pueblo says her office is simply understaffed to handle the increase in clients. One woman we talked with says she waited 3 months to get her food stamps.

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