Fla. Gets $8 Million Bonus In Food Stamp Program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is getting an $8 million bonus from the federal government over how the state is running its food stamp program.

The Department of Children and Families announced on Friday that the federal government has awarded the state a bonus for the sixth year in a row.

DCF said that Florida’ s error rate of 0.77 percent was the lowest in the nation.

State agencies across the country are required each year to review a statistical sample of households and double-check if the family is eligible for assistance and whether the benefits levels are appropriate.

In May, there were approximately 3.6 million people receiving food stamps in Florida. Food stamps are delivered through electronic debit cards.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Tampa

Tampa Considers Food Donations to Pay Off Parking TicketsLooking for a way out of a parking ticket? Donate some canned goods to a food bank.
Containment | Tuesdays at 9pm on CW44From Executive Producer Julie Plec, "Containment" premieres April 19th at 9pm on CW44!

Listen Live