D.C. Food Stamp Recipients Say New Computer System Left Them Without Benefits

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D.C. Food Stamp Recipients Say New Computer System Left Them Without Benefits

November 30, 2017 | Sasha-Ann Simons | WAMU (DC)
Three more low-income D.C. residents have joined a group lawsuit against the District’s Department of Human Services (DHS) claiming that an electronic records management system implemented by the city agency last fall left their families without food.
Tags: Public Benefits

Lives on hold, literally, laid-off in Pennsylvania can’t get jobless benefits

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Lives on hold, literally, laid-off in Pennsylvania can’t get jobless benefits

April 17, 2017 | Jane Von Bergen | Philadelphia Inquirer
What has Salvato in a tizzy is the near-collapse of Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system. In mid-December, the state closed three service centers and furloughed 521 workers, or a third of the people who deal with unemployment compensation.
Tags: Public Benefits | Unemployment Insurance