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Friday, June 25, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana faces $1.2M food stamp sanctions from feds"

Here is the AP story by Ken Kusmer, as it appears in the Bloomberg Business Week - Some quotes:

The federal government has levied a $1.2 million penalty against Indiana's human services agency for miscalculating food stamp benefits at a rate more than one-and-a-half times the national average last year, state officials learned Thursday. * * *

FSSA anticipated the penalty, disclosing in its lawsuit against fired welfare intake contractor IBM Corp. last month that it expected it to be as high as $2 million. FSSA spokesman Marcus Barlow blamed the mistakes on Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM and said the state would attempt to recover the penalty in its lawsuit.

See this May 13, 2010 ILB entry for details on the lawsuit.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 25, 2010 01:29 PM
Posted to Indiana Government