Food Cards After Death - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Food Cards After Death

Posted: Updated:
 NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state audit has found that about $1.3 million in federal food card benefits were used after the legal benefit recipients had died.

The audit looked at Louisiana Purchase food cards assigned to one-person households during the four years ending June 30, 2013. It found that 3,938 were used after the person's death.

Secretary Suzy Sonnier says The Department of Children and Family Services arranged before the audit to get daily death records from the state health department. She says it's working to automate a check of Social Security numbers against people getting Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits.

She notes that $1.3 million amounts to 12-hundredths of one percent of Louisiana's SNAP benefits to single-person households during the four years studied.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • New mom's twin girls keep her going after paralyzing accident

    New mom's twin girls keep her going after paralyzing accident

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:03:32 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Just two months after having twin baby girls, 28-year-old Jennifer Eding was in a car accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Just two months after having twin baby girls, 28-year-old Jennifer Eding was in a car accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down.More >>
  • Tioga RPSO detectives make arrest in aggravated burglary

    Tioga RPSO detectives make arrest in aggravated burglary

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:15:57 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - On September 15, 2014 at approximately 11:56 a.m., Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Tioga Sub-station responded to the 3200 block of Rigolette Road in Tioga in reference to a burglary that had occurred sometime in the early morning hours.More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - On September 15, 2014 at approximately 11:56 a.m., Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from the Tioga Sub-station responded to the 3200 block of Rigolette Road in Tioga in reference to a burglary that had occurred sometime in the early morning hours.More >>
  • RPSO investigates Boyce electrocution

    RPSO investigates Boyce electrocution

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:29:40 GMT
    BOYCE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - At approximately 2:00 p.m., Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office received a call from the 911 Center in reference to two subjects being electrocuted in a field they were working in off of LA Highway 1200 near Boyce.More >>
    BOYCE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - At approximately 2:00 p.m., Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office received a call from the 911 Center in reference to two subjects being electrocuted in a field they were working in off of LA Highway 1200 near Boyce.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.