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Food Stamp Fraud Costing Taxpayers Billions

The Washington Examiner recently reported that the two states bordering the nation’s capital are two of the five worst states for food stamp fraud.

The above table shows the inverse relationship between the number of food stamp recipients and the percentage of cases investigated for fraud in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. While the number of food stamp recipients has significantly increased (now up to a total of 45 million Americans) the percentage of cases investigated for fraud has not increased or even remained constant. The result is that fraudsters are duping taxpayers of millions, even billions, of dollars.

According to fiscal year 2010 data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maryland and Virginia distributed about $130 million in food stamps to individuals who were not eligible. For every $100 in benefits, those two states doled out $6.11 and $5.04, respectively, to those not eligible. The national average for that time was $3.05.

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http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/09/food-stamp-fraud-costing-taxpayers-billions/

 

 

 

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One Comment on “Food Stamp Fraud Costing Taxpayers Billions”

  1. Kelvin Ciaburri March 27, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, is a federally-funded food program cared and provided through each state in the U. S. SNAP is designed to provide assistance to low-income people and households in lending food to the table. It is solid food and beverage specific and other items such as prescriptions, pet food, alcohol, cigarettes and paper goods are not involved in the program. It is easy to apply for the Florida food stamps program by visiting a local social security office or locating it on the internet.,

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