A food stamp trafficking scam defrauded state and federal cash assistance programs out of $2.5 million, prosecutors say.
House lawmakers are planning to debate a $20 million welfare overhaul bill.
Gov. Deval Patrick says he will support a requirement that photo identification be placed on Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards used by welfare recipients, but is asking lawmakers to amend the proposal before he signs it.
Welfare recipients who accumulate high balances on their electronic benefit transfer cards will have those cards shut down under new state rules.
Senate Democratic leaders unveiled a plan Monday to overhaul the state’s welfare system by moving more recipients off public benefits and into the workforce while reducing the potential for fraud and waste.
Gov. Deval Patrick is questioning the accuracy of a recent audit that found state welfare benefits had been paid to more than 1,100 dead people.
The Patrick administration is disputing claims by the state auditor that questionable welfare payments were made to more than 1,100 people who were dead or otherwise ineligible to receive payments.
More than 1,000 dead people received welfare benefits in Massachusetts recently, according to a new report from the state auditor.
Police in Chelsea have a new tool to fight EBT abuse and crime.
A battle is shaping up on Beacon Hill over welfare benefits.