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Maine Launching Photos on Welfare Cards Statewide

| June 30, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Welfare recipients throughout Maine will soon receive new benefit cards with their photos on them that are designed to reduce fraud and abuse. The Department of Health and Human Services says that it will begin handing out the new electronic benefit transfer cards throughout Maine on Tuesday. The state began issuing […]

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Maine Begins Putting Photos on Welfare Cards

| April 28, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – Maine is starting to issue welfare benefit cards with photos on them despite a request from the federal government to wait. A Department of Health and Human Services spokesman said that about 30 new photo electronic benefit transfer cards had been issued at the Bangor office as of midday Monday. Those […]

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Maine to Put Photos on EBT Cards This Month

| April 18, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month in Bangor. The details about the administration’s efforts were laid out in a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Access Act request on Friday. The […]

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LePage Seeks to Limit Out-of-State EBT Use

| March 31, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says nearly $14 million of Maine-issued welfare benefits were spent out of state last year. The Republican governor is seeking to ban the use of electronic benefit cards outside of Maine. His administration says the use of the cards in places like Disney World show that […]

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Welfare Overhaul

| March 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the state must crack down on welfare fraud and misuse to ensure that those who truly need it are getting the help they need. Among the several new proposals Republican governor outlined Monday would prohibit Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program benefits from being used to […]

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