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Posted: 2:23 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
Channel 9 has new developments Wednesday night on a food stamp backlog that has plagued several counties in the area.
Eyewitness News has been following the problem for months since the state launched a new computer system for food stamps.
The Cabarrus County Department of Human Services announced Wednesday that it will implement two new strategies to reduce the backlog of applications and recertifications.
The Board of Commissioners approved hiring 10 temporary employees to help with data entry also starting Monday.
A temporary phone schedule will take effect that strictly handles calls about food stamp applications.
It will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m.
The number for the Cabarrus County Department of Human Services is 704-920-1400.
Officials believe this will allow workers to process up more than 1,700 applications during the next five weeks.
The state’s social service director told Channel 9 three weeks ago that the problem would be solved.
Channel 9 called the director last week and he said most of the glitches that led to the delays have been resolved and that some counties are still catching up.
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