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July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

Last post 08-15-2011 12:04 PM by Brandy. 15 replies.
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  • 07-27-2011 8:44 PM

    July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

     A friend of a friend, of a friend went shopping and realized yesterday they had a bunch of extra money on their EBT food card. Word spread and apparently everyone got some extra. We have no clue why though. We are in Alabama. Did anyone else get this either here or another state? If you did, do you know why? I am definately NOT complaining, just curious.

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  • 07-27-2011 8:50 PM In reply to

    Re: July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

    No I didn't check lately guess I need to look and check it out hmmm nothing to sneeze at there...Smile

  • 07-27-2011 9:29 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

     I don't recieve benefits but now I am very curious myself...anyone else get extra money?

     

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  • 07-28-2011 6:10 PM In reply to

    Re: July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

    Dear Kisses Mom of 4 & All, I am SO SORRY to have to tell you this, but the law requires you to notify your SNAP/Food Stamps office of the overage & NOT spend it until or unless you are told that there was no mistake. It IS quite possible, however, that you have received a real increase, but in that case you should have received an official Notice of Action to tat effect. HOWEVER, I would figure that an increase affecting many people was caused by a glitcth in teh coompouter software (such as malware planted by hackers who wanted to increase their benefits). It's possible tht there wsa a change in State SNAP laws, too. In any event, reporting is mandatory under the rules & regulations of SNAP/Food Stamps. Yours in Him, Deborah & Heart
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  • 07-29-2011 8:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

    I live here in illinois and we got no extra on our card. So I would check with your case worker before using. Deborah you are right. If you use the amount and it was added by and not suppose to be you might be paying back that amount.
  • 07-29-2011 6:15 PM In reply to

    Re: July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

    Thanks, dear Brenl. Love n Him, Deborah & Heart
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  • 07-30-2011 6:48 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

     

    Deborahmichelle:
    I am SO SORRY to have to tell you this, but the law requires you to notify your SNAP/Food Stamps office of the overage & NOT spend it until or unless you are told that there was no mistake. It IS quite possible, however, that you have received a real increase, but in that case you should have received an official Notice of Action to tat effect

    So this could be a real mess as some may not realise they should report it and spend it.

     

     

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  • 07-30-2011 11:24 AM In reply to

    Re: July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

     It could be a mess but I doubt it. If there was a mistake it was in three counties that I know of and there are a lot of people. And no one got the same amount either. I read something about getting the max benefit in July but I could not find the reason.

    ~Amanda~
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  • 07-31-2011 2:11 PM In reply to

    Re: July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

    hmm were there any storms in that area with power outages? because if you lose power for so long then the snap program puts money on your card to help replace the food lost because of the power outage!

     

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  • 08-02-2011 6:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: July 2, 2011, extra food money on cards?

    I also live in Alabama and received an extra allotment of food stamps on July 27. A friend of mine, also on the program, told me to check my balance because she had extra. I have searched online and can't find a reason, but after asking around, apparently it is all of Alabama.

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