Food Stamps http://wunc.org en End In Sight For Triad's Contentious GOP Runoff http://wunc.org/post/end-sight-triads-contentious-gop-runoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">Voters in the Triad will decide today between&nbsp;Republicans Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker in a primary runoff election.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38968 at http://wunc.org End In Sight For Triad's Contentious GOP Runoff NC Health Officials Say They've Met Federal Deadline; 80 Million Dollars Safe http://wunc.org/post/nc-health-officials-say-theyve-met-federal-deadline-80-million-dollars-safe <p>State health officials say they have cleared an enormous backlog of food stamp applications that could have caused North Carolina to lose 80 million dollars’ worth of federal funding. The head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary Aldona Wos spoke before lawmakers in a committee meeting earlier today.</p><p>"We, the state of North Carolina, believe that we have successfully achieved our first milestone with the USDA in reference to delay in the recertification of our applications," said Wos.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:01:58 +0000 Jessica Jones 30399 at http://wunc.org NC Health Officials Say They've Met Federal Deadline; 80 Million Dollars Safe County And State Workers Processing Food Stamp Applications Before Monday Deadline http://wunc.org/post/county-and-state-workers-processing-food-stamp-applications-monday-deadline <p>Officials with the state Department of Health and Human Services say they've made great strides in reducing a backlog of food stamp recipients who weren't receiving their benefits. The USDA had issued the state a warning that unless it reduced the backlog of claims before a Monday deadline, North Carolina could lose 88 million dollars' worth of funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 30241 at http://wunc.org County And State Workers Processing Food Stamp Applications Before Monday Deadline The Clock Ticks On The Farm Bill http://wunc.org/post/clock-ticks-farm-bill <p></p><p>Lawmakers are in negotiation for a five-year farm bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:58:43 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27136 at http://wunc.org The Clock Ticks On The Farm Bill SNAP! Residents To Get Less In Food Stamps http://wunc.org/post/snap-residents-get-less-food-stamps <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>People on <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap-arra-2013">food stamps</a> have been receiving a little extra in their monthly payments thanks to the economic stimulus package passed in 2009.</p><p>But Friday, November 1, those extra <a href="http://www.wakegov.com/humanservices/social/food/Pages/default.aspx">benefits end</a>.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:17:44 +0000 Leoneda Inge 25059 at http://wunc.org SNAP! Residents To Get Less In Food Stamps State Still Trying To Resolve Issues With New Electronic Food Stamp System http://wunc.org/post/state-still-trying-resolve-issues-new-electronic-food-stamp-system <P>The state's new electronic food distribution system or <A href="http://www.ncdhhs.gov/ncfast/">NC FAST</A> has been beset by a myriad of software and other problems that have caused backlogs and delays in issuing food stamps.&nbsp; The new system was rolled out to all 100 counties this past February in hopes of streamlining services for those in need.&nbsp; David Atkinson is director of the Carteret County Department of social services. His county was one of the first to implement NC FAST. He says while his staff is among the most skilled at using the system, it only works about three quarters of the time. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:11:19 +0000 Catherine Brand 20711 at http://wunc.org State Still Trying To Resolve Issues With New Electronic Food Stamp System