Food stamp delays http://wfae.org en USDA Satisfied With NC's Progress On Food Stamp Backlog http://wfae.org/post/usda-satisfied-ncs-progress-food-stamp-backlog <p>Federal officials are satisfied with how much North Carolina has reduced its food stamp backlog. The U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees the food stamp program, and it ruled late Friday on North Carolina's progress.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:03:08 +0000 Michael Tomsic 45237 at http://wfae.org State, County Workers Face More Late Nights, Long Weekends Because Of NC FAST http://wfae.org/post/state-county-workers-face-more-late-nights-long-weekends-because-nc-fast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State and county employees may have to continue working nights and weekends to keep North Carolina's food stamp backlog under control. Those kinds of hours helped the state make tremendous progress toward a federal deadline Monday. But more challenges remain.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:40:23 +0000 Michael Tomsic 44848 at http://wfae.org State, County Workers Face More Late Nights, Long Weekends Because Of NC FAST NC Barely Misses Federal Deadline To Resolve Food Stamp Delays http://wfae.org/post/nc-barely-misses-federal-deadline-resolve-food-stamp-delays <p>North Carolina came up just short of a federal deadline to clear certain parts of its food stamp backlog. State Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos announced this morning that there are still 25 food stamp applications or renewals left.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:27:14 +0000 Michael Tomsic & Marshall Terry 44827 at http://wfae.org NC Barely Misses Federal Deadline To Resolve Food Stamp Delays Mecklenburg County Clears Food Stamp Backlog (Again) http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-county-clears-food-stamp-backlog-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mecklenburg County has done its part in trying to help North Carolina meet a federal deadline to resolve some of the state's longest food stamp delays. The state says it'll announce whether it met Monday's deadline on Tuesday morning. But Mecklenburg County health officials say they've cleared the entire county backlog.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:42:24 +0000 Michael Tomsic 44783 at http://wfae.org Mecklenburg County Clears Food Stamp Backlog (Again) NC Makes Progress On Food Stamp Delays, But Deadline Looms http://wfae.org/post/nc-makes-progress-food-stamp-delays-deadline-looms <p>State and county health workers are rushing to clear parts of North Carolina's food stamp backlog before a federal deadline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees the food stamp program, and it's demanding North Carolina make a certain amount of progress by Monday.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:45:55 +0000 Michael Tomsic 44355 at http://wfae.org Feds Order NC To Cut Down Food Stamp Delays By Feb. 10 http://wfae.org/post/feds-order-nc-cut-down-food-stamp-delays-feb-10 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5">North Carolina is two weeks away from a federal deadline to resolve some of its longest food stamp delays. The U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees the food stamp program, and it's giving the state certain benchmarks to meet by February 10.</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:06:06 +0000 Michael Tomsic 43762 at http://wfae.org Feds Order NC To Cut Down Food Stamp Delays By Feb. 10 NC Health Secretary Wos Can't Say When Food Stamp Delays Will End http://wfae.org/post/nc-health-secretary-wos-cant-say-when-food-stamp-delays-will-end <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina's food stamp delays are unacceptable, but there's no timeline for when they'll stop. That's what North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services </span>Aldona<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Wos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> told lawmakers Tuesday. A legislative committee also grilled her about her department mailing nearly 50,000 children's insurance cards to the wrong addresses.</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:19:38 +0000 Michael Tomsic 43033 at http://wfae.org NC Health Secretary Wos Can't Say When Food Stamp Delays Will End Lawmakers Press Wos On Medicaid Payments, Food Stamp Delays, Pay Of Politically-Connected Staffers http://wfae.org/post/lawmakers-press-wos-medicaid-payments-food-stamp-delays-pay-politically-connected-staffers <p>The new system North Carolina uses to process Medicaid payments is still a nightmare for many providers. That&#39;s one of several controversies that legislative oversight committees focused on Tuesday in Raleigh. Lawmakers also found out more about food stamp delays. And they directed pointed questions at Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos and her top staff.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 04:06:14 +0000 Michael Tomsic 36903 at http://wfae.org Lawmakers Press Wos On Medicaid Payments, Food Stamp Delays, Pay Of Politically-Connected Staffers Lawmakers To Hear From Wos On Food Stamp Delays, Medicaid Overhaul, Salaries http://wfae.org/post/lawmakers-hear-wos-food-stamp-delays-medicaid-overhaul-salaries <p>North Carolina lawmakers will find out more Tuesday about why many families have been facing long delays for food stamps, what&#39;s next for the state&#39;s proposed Medicaid overhaul, and why certain Department Health and Human Services employees have received large raises.</p><p>It could be a long day for state Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos. She&#39;s due Tuesday morning and later that afternoon in front of legislative oversight committees.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:17:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic 36811 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus Among Nine 'Code Red' Counties With Food Stamp Delays http://wfae.org/post/cabarrus-among-nine-code-red-counties-food-stamp-delays <p>In Cabarrus County, low-income families are having to wait more than two months on average to get food stamps. The delays are tied to a new system the state has made all counties use since March. Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Union are among nine counties the state says have struggled the most with it.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:09:37 +0000 Michael Tomsic 35635 at http://wfae.org Cabarrus Among Nine 'Code Red' Counties With Food Stamp Delays