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3:52 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Federal Government Warns NC Again About Food Stamp Delays

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The federal government is once again warning North Carolina about delays in processing food stamp applications. It's the state health department's latest headache related to NC FAST, an online processing system for food stamps and other public assistance.

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10:06 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Feds Order NC To Cut Down Food Stamp Delays By Feb. 10

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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.


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6:13 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

USDA Warning Latest Problem For Wos, DHHS

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North Carolina DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos has had a tough week.  Last Friday, it came out DHHS violated federal privacy laws by sending nearly 50,000 children’s insurance cards out to the wrong addresses.  And then letters from the USDA surfaced telling the state it would hold back food stamp money if the department doesn’t fix problems with the program.  It’s more ammunition for critics of Secretary Wos.

WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins Marshall Terry in the studio now. 

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