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PA Food Stamps

Written By: Joe Melillo

A Pennsylvania newspaper says the federal government is not happy with the how fast food stamp applications are being handled throughout the state.

PA Food Stamps

June 27, 2013
Pennsylvania (WENY) - A Pennsylvania newspaper says the federal government is not happy with the how fast food stamp applications are being handled throughout the state. The Philadelphia Inquirer says its looked at U.S. Department of Agriculture data that shows Pennsylvania ranks among the worst in the nation for getting food stamps to the needy within 30 days, as required by federal law.
    
The paper said the department ranks Pennsylvania 39th on a list of 53. Critics accuse the commonwealth of scrimping on caseworkers and emphasizing fraud prevention although food stamp fraud is rare.