Hamilton County JFS gets kudos
Hamilton County's Department of Family Services recently got some praise for its work involving food stamps.
Specifically: food stamp accuracy.
It may not seem too exciting, but it's actually a lot harder then it sounds, said JFS officials.
Put simply, food stamp accuracy is the process of making sure the person is getting the amount of food stamps they're supposed to be getting. The county annually issues more than $91 million in food stamps. An average 72,000 people use the program every month. So ensuring accuracy is no small task.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service department, which oversees the food stamp program, sent a letter to local JFS director Moira Weir noting Hamilton County JFS is possibly the only county in the country to hold a payment accuracy conference dedicated solely to the subject.
"We believe that with continued effort Hamilton County can be a national leader in pursuing innovation in its administration of the Food Stamp Program," stated the letter.
Read the whole thing here.