Florida Gets Bonus in Food Stamp Program

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
June 27, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla -- Florida is getting a $7 Million bonus from the federal government over how the state is running its food stamp program.

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

DCF says Florida's error rate of 0.81 percent was the second lowest in the nation. State agencies are required each year to review a sample of households for eligibility and whether benefit levels are appropriate.

The latest numbers show about 3.45 million people receive food stamps in Florida.

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