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$26 Million in Reimbursements: Maryland’s Fight Against SNAP Fraud Enters Crisis Mode – Advocates Urge Chip Technology Integration!

Maryland grapples with SNAP fraud, resulting in a repayment of $26 million since 2021, prompting urgency for upgrades to EBT cards with chip technology to curb fraud and ensure assistance reaches those in need, though delays in contract decisions pose risks for vulnerable families.

Maryland Faces Critical Decision – Board of Public Works Set to Vote on Plan to Combat SNAP Fraud and Safeguard Benefits for Those in Need

According to the published article in The Baltimore Sun, SNAP fraud in Maryland, has become a big problem, with the state having to repay a whopping $26 million since 2021. This money was supposed to help nearly 39,000 households, but it ended up in the wrong hands because the system had some big holes. People who need this help the most are suffering because of it.

To fix this SNAP fraud, Maryland wants to upgrade its EBT cards with chip technology to stop the SNAP fraud. But there’s a holdup because they’re still figuring out who will get the contract. This delay means families who rely on these benefits might keep losing the money they desperately need. Despite some improvements, advocates say more needs to be done fast to protect vulnerable families.

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$26 Million in Reimbursements: Maryland’s Fight Against SNAP Fraud Enters Crisis Mode – Advocates Urge Chip Technology Integration! (PHOTO: Maryland Matters)

Maryland Battles Rising Fraud in Benefits Programs: Urgent Need for EBT Chip Technology Upgrade to Safeguard Vulnerable Families

Furthermore, the Board of Public Works will vote on the plan soon, and it’s a crucial decision. Millions of dollars are on the line, and so are the lives of people who depend on these benefits. Maryland needs to act quickly to stop the SNAP fraud and make sure help goes to those who truly need it.

READ ALSO: $2.4 Million Initiative: Pomona Launches Groundbreaking Guaranteed Income Program For Young Families – Providing $500/Month For Up To 18 Months

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