The federal government approved to replace the stolen Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in Georgia.
Stolen SNAP Benefits in Georgia
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits has helped millions of American families meet their daily needs and buy nutritious foods. However, millions across the country were victims of stolen SNAP benefits.
In a published article in DAILY CITIZEN, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) said that the federal government approved to replace the stolen SNAP benefits in the state that happened between Oct. 1, 2022 and Oct. 18, 2023.
DHS Commissioner Released a Statement
According to the official website of Georgia Department of Human Services, DHS Commissioner Candice Broce said, “Our team worked quickly to develop and implement a SNAP benefit replacement process to provide much needed relief to Georgians who have been defrauded by bad actors.”
The commissioner also added, “As we begin to receive and review benefit replacement requests, we will continue to educate our clients on best practices to protect their SNAP benefits, such as shielding the PIN pad, changing their PIN numbers frequently and checking their EBT accounts regularly.”
Furthermore, those who were victims of stolen SNAP benefits have until Nov. 18, 2023, to request a benefit replacement.