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$460 Million Food Stamp Benefits Went to Households Ineligible Under Federal Limits

Posted by on Aug. 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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$460 Million Food Stamp Benefits Went to Households Ineligible Under Federal Limits

GAO: $460 million food stamp benefits went to households ineligible under federal limits

By Caroline May

The Government Accountability Office has identified $460 million dollars in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamp, benefits that went to households with incomes over the federal SNAP eligibility limits.

The recently released report explains that for fiscal year 2010, states which have expanded eligibility for SNAP through broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) made 473,000 additional households eligible SNAP benefits, resulting in an estimated $38 million a month in extra costs, or $460 million in total.

by on Aug. 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Aug. 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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I am not surprised................................................

shortycmlb
by on Aug. 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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So its NOT illegal, just expanded? O.o Talk about a false title.

imamomzilla
by on Aug. 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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 Sheesh. What a shame.

More wasted tax dollars.

ExecutiveChick
by Silver Member on Aug. 3, 2012 at 9:39 PM

More waste and yet, they want more of our hard earned money SMH

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