Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – North Carolina

NC FAST leaves families on food stamps hungry; may not be ready to handle Medicaid claims, By Gregory Phillips, September 15, 2013, Fayetteville Observer: “When Robin Mukdahahn applied for government food stamps, she was told to check back if she hadn’t heard anything within 10 business days. So she did. Her husband had just left the Army, money was tight and they needed the help. “Every time I called, they pulled my case up and said it was still pending,” she said. After 38 days of calling the Cumberland County Department of Social Services, the benefits came through, but even then, the amounts were wrong…”

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