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That's just the law that says a state agency will be set up to administer the Food Stamp Program as established by Congress. Here is the actual text:
414.31 State agency for administering federal food stamp program.—
(1) The department shall place into operation in each of the several counties of the state a food stamp program as authorized by the Congress of the United States. The department is designated as the state agency responsible for the administration and operation of such programs.
(2) The department shall provide for such instruction and counseling as will best assure that the recipients are able to provide a nutritionally adequate diet through the increased purchasing power received. This program shall be administered and operated in such a way that the distribution of food stamps shall be in locations reasonably accessible to those areas in which persons eligible for the benefit of this program are likely to be concentrated.
Have you been able to talk to anyone at DCF regarding your benefits? I used to actually qualify people for these same benefits in Florida (it's been a long time, over a decade) and it's a complicated system governed by a mess of federal laws and requirements. But it sounds like your benefits were stopped due to an increase in income when you started getting Social Security.PLEASE HONOR THE HONOR CODE
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