Wash. preps for reduction in food assistanceSeptember 19, 2013 @ 1:16 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state officials want low-income residents to be prepared for a reduction in food-assistance benefits.
The Department of Social and Health Services said Thursday that benefits will be reduced for more than one million residents at the beginning of November. That's because of an expiration of a temporary increase in food benefits that began in April 2009 to help people impacted by the recession.
Officials say a family of three people receiving the maximum benefit will see a reduction from $526 per month to $497 per month.
David Stillman is the assistant secretary for the DSHS Economic Services Administration. He wants organizations that work with low-income residents to spread the word about the reductions so that people can prepare for them now.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Joining the LOB
It's never easy being the new guy, but Tharold Simon is already making his mark
Our phones entertain us, inform us and now might protect us
Pumpkin-flavored items are coming to store shelves whether it's fall or not
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.