The first food stamp program started on May 16, 1939. The program was implemented due to widespread unemployment and food surpluses. People on government relief programs could purchase orange stamps in an amount equivalent to their normal food costs.Know More
The orange stamps had a value of $1. For each orange stamp a person received, the government also issued a blue stamp worth 50 cents. Blue stamps could only be used to purchase surplus foods, while orange stamps could be used to purchase any type of food.
Congress passed the Food Stamp Act in 1964. Its purpose was to improve the agricultural sector and increase the quality of nutrition of low income households.Learn more about Social Services
To check your food stamp status, call the EBT customer service line for your state, or visit your state's EBT website. Each state's EBT customer service number and website is listed on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service website.Full Answer >
Food-stamps benefits can be cancelled by contacting the assigned case worker and requesting benefits to be cancelled. Failure to meet the requirements or respond to requests by the state Department of Social Services or a case worker may result in the suspension or cancellation of benefits. When closing a food-stamps account, the beneficiary may be required to provide reasons for requesting the cancellation of benefits.Full Answer >
A food stamp calculator for the state of Florida is available on the ACCESS Florida website, which is operated by the Florida Department of Children and Families. From this site, food, cash and medical assistance applications are available.Full Answer >
Food stamp fraud is reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of the Inspector General by telephone, mail, or email. Fraud can also be reported to your state's food stamp office.Full Answer >