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January 31, 2014

As federal deadline looms, DHHS works to clear food stamp backlog

The state Department of Health and Human Services sent more of its workers into counties this week to help local staff clear their backlogs of food stamp applications. Getting caught up is crucial because the federal government has threatened to cut off the money it sends the state to administer the program — about $88 million a year — if it isn’t done. The deadline is Feb. 10.

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