Tag Archives: food stamps

Government Aid Loophole Raises Questions About Efficiency

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm

A loophole in Florida’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card program allows eligible cardholders to buy restricted items through the cash-back option at many ATMs and stores.

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Farm Bill cuts may affect Florida SNAP Education

By on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

Cuts to the Farm Bill by Congress will threaten SNAP-Ed programs in Florida schools.

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Cuts In Food Stamp Benefits May Put Pressure On Food Banks

By and on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

Effective Nov. 1, food stamp benefits will be cut for Floridians, which may make the people who depend on those food benefits turn to food banks.

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Congressman Yoho Speaks About Food Stamp Program

By and on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Congressman Ted Yoho came to Gainesville on Tuesday to speak about U.S. budget cuts and the Florida Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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System Change Will Make Floridians’ EBT Cards Temporarily Inactive Monday

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 16, 2013 at 9:59 am

Millions of Floridians will not be able to use their electronic benefits cards for a few hours on Monday because of a system change that will save $21 million.

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DCF warns about public assistance fraud

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Paid advertisement websites are asking for personal information to help people apply for public assistance benefits. However, The Department of Children and families said applying is free, and the websites could be a scam to acquire personal information.

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Florida religious leaders oppose proposal to cut food aid

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

A farm bill being discussed in Congress that could cut back on food aid has led to a growing movement by Florida religious leaders and other activists to incite opposition to the bill that could potentially cut billions of dollars in food assistance funding, according to the Palm Beach Post.

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