Delays in food stamps

WYPR-FM’s Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast looked at Maryland’s inability to get food stamps to applicants in the wake of a Baltimore City circuit court’s ruling last week that state must comply with federal law and must design a plan to come in to compliance in 45 days.

“Case workers now have on average about 1,000 cases, double the number of cases last year,” said Maryland Legal Aid staff attorney Sandra Brushart. “There’s a backlog, but also a multitude of problems. I have clients who have turned in paperwork three, four and five times.”

To hear the segment, click here.

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