Dozens demand answers about late food stamp benefits

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Nearly 100 people showed up at the Guilford County DSS Office in High Point after they did not receive their food stamp benefits this month.

Paige Blackely, a single mother of four, said she is supposed to receive $800 in assistance on the third day of each month.

“I keep faith for my kids, but at the same time almost all hope is gone,” Blackely said.

Chrissy Pearson, of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, says the problem could be based on individual paperwork and not a computer glitch similar to a problem the state faced two months ago.

In June, over 4,000 families received late benefits due to the computer glitch. However, Pearson told FOX8 that the computer glitch has been fixed.

However, Blackely says she turned in all of paperwork with no errors.

In the meantime she’ll have to wait at least 7 to 10 days for her benefits.

FOX8’s calls to the Guilford County DSS Office were not returned.

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