Fla. Gets $9 million Bonus in food stamp program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida is getting a $9.1 million bonus from the federal government over how the state is running its food stamp program.

The Department of Children and Families announced on Monday that the federal government has awarded the state a bonus for the fifth year in a row.

DCF said that Florida’s error rate of 0.87 was the second lowest in the nation behind Alaska.

State agencies across the country are required each year to review a statistical sample of households and double-check if the family is eligible for assistance and whether the benefits levels are appropriate.

In May there were approximately 3.4 million people receiving food stamps in Florida.