Content Tagged As food_stamps

1 year 7 months ago

Future of food stamp program in question

Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are proposing to cut the food stamp program by as much as 5%. According to a new study, those cuts would eliminate more than five million Americans from the supplemental nutrition assistance program The report comes just as Congress is working to pass...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado food stamp computers getting worse

Colorado social workers say that attempts to fix the state computer system blamed for delays in food stamps and other public assistance are making things worse. The system installed in 2004 has a history of communications problems, crashes and failures, including overpayments and underpayments. New problems started last...

4 years 11 months ago

Dog denied food stamps

Food stamps won't be helping a disabled man fill his service dog's food bowl. A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Tuesday against James Douris of the Philadelphia suburb of Newtown. It upheld a decision by the state welfare agency denying him additional support. The 55-year-old Douris is a disabled,...

5 years 1 month ago

30% more getting help with food

It's a sign of the times, more people are receiving assistance with food in El Paso County. You'll find long lines at the Department of Human Services--people waiting for help. DHS says about 14,000 more people are receiving food stamps this year compared to 2009. That's an increase of...

5 years 5 months ago

Officials: Food stamps swapped for booze, Viagra

Viagra and pornography are not staples on the government's food stamp list. But authorities say a Detroit liquor store supplied them during a series of illegal deals. Federal prosecutors filed fraud charges this week against three people who worked at Jefferson's Liquor Palace. The alleged scheme worked this way: Food...

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