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MA Welfare Dept Responds to EBT Card Scandal

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MA Welfare Dept Responds to EBT Card Scandal

The state’s welfare department is unveiling new rules in the wake of news stories outlining outrageously high balances on EBT cards. ¬†Commissioner Stacey Monahan says recipients with cash balances exceeding $2,500 will have their accounts closed. ¬†She says people who accumulate more than $5,000 on their food stamp cards will be personally contacted to make sure they still need help. ¬†Monahan says the changes will ensure welfare only goes to the truly needy.

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