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A state division head says the feds are working with Alaska as the state works to comply with rules
State, facing lawsuit and funding pressures on SNAP backlog, being asked for other forms of help.
A sign noting the acceptance of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards that are used by state welfare departments to issue benefits is displayed at a… Continue reading
The state may lose funding if it continues to break federal rules
The state government has again made headway in reducing the number of Alaskans waiting for food aid. But national data show the number of Alaskans… Continue reading
Dunleavy administration changes reason for being among 15 states rejecting federal food funds for kids
Initially cited administrative requirements and costs, now points to state’s food stamp backlog.
State: 260 online forms in first 10 days take average of 20 minutes, compared to an hour for paper.
Administrative requirements “greatly exceeds the benefit that would be issued to children,” state says
Backlog that was 12,000 down to 10,074 after eight days, according to agency’s director.
Commissioner says state can clear the backlog in 90 days, if there are no ‘further interruptions’
Juneau residents cite variety of reasons for being part of backlog of more than 12,000 applicants.
State reportedly cleared year-long 14,000-person backlog, only to have new crisis erupt.
About a year ago, Jamilyn Fenn noticed she was helping a lot of elders in the Seward area repeatedly fill out applications for food stamp… Continue reading
The division of state government that handles food stamps has made progress in eliminating the backlog of thousands of Alaskans waiting for aid, but it… Continue reading
Funds for local food banks, automatic renewals are among the measures.
Complaint filed Friday alleges some families have waited four months for nutrition assistance.
8,000 Alaska households go months without SNAP benefits; cyberattack, lack of workers blamed
Local food banks say donations needed now more than ever.
Millions of Americans are worried about empty refrigerators and barren cupboards.
Nearly three tons of food got distributed for the long weekend.