Monday, July 07, 2014
VA Gets Federal Bonus for Food Stamp Program
Virginia is getting a federal bonus for its performance using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Governor Terry McAuliffe said the Department of Social Services is getting $1.7 million. The Commonwealth was recognized for have the lowest payment error rate in the country. Last fiscal year, Virginia issued $1.4 billion in benefits to more than 908,000 Virginians who use the SNAP program. Officials say the funds will be used to continue to enhance program performance, bolster training and automation and streamline local administration of the program.