DPHSS: 7 Bounced from Federal Aid Programs; Liable for $8,446 in Restitution

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Guam – The Department of  Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) is reporting that 7 people have been disqualified from 2 separate Federally funded food programs during the first quarter of this fiscal year.

Acting Director Arthur U. San Agustin released the figures in a report which states that “these clients were found to have intentionally violated rules under the SNAP and TANF programs.” They are liable for restitution of $8,446.

Read the DPHSS Report

The SNAP Program was formally known as the Food Stamp Program. TANF stands for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Of the 7 who were disqualified, 5 failed to make timely reports of their employment or income, and the 2 others failed to accurately report the number of people in their household.

All 7 have been disqualified from further participation in the programs for 12 months.