In-depth journalism.
In your home state.
In your inbox.

Sign up for CT Mirror's free daily briefings.

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.
Posted inHealth, Politics

USDA tells states to process food stamps again, but no guarantee of benefits

WASHINGTON – In an abrupt change of policy, federal officials have instructed state agencies, including Connecticut’s Department of Social Services, to resume processing food stamp benefits for October. But with a possible shutdown of the federal government looming, that doesn’t assure that anyone will receive them at the beginning of the month.

Posted inPolitics

Feds tell states to stop processing food stamp benefits

WASHINGTON – The state’s 423,000 food stamp recipients could soon be early victims of Washington’s budget crisis. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has instructed the Connecticut Department of Social Services and similar agencies in all of the states to not dispense any October benefits to food stamp recipients “until further notice.” Some $60 million in food aid could hang in the balance, one Connecticut official said.