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State Auditor Finds Problems With Food Stamp Program

Jun 29, 2016

State Auditor David Yost says a 48 thousand dollar audit of Ohio's food stamp program found roughly 31 thousand in questionable costs, including benefits used by dead people and duplicate payments.

The audit found 36 cases where recipients received benefits a year after they died. Nearly 29 million dollar was spent outside of Ohio, indicating those recipients don't live in the state or are selling cards and benefits. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the costs are equal to a tenth of a percent of the total cost of the 2.5 billion dollar Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - or SNAP.