Oregon Again Misapplied Almost $1 Million in Covid Food Subsidies

More than a million dollars in food benefits duringΒ the COVID-19 outbreak that were accidentally distributed to the incorrect children must be recovered by the state of Oregon.

About 3,700 Oregon school children were given $1.32 million in federal Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) payments in error. Still, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) said on Friday, May 04, that it had reclaimed the funds. Approximately $1.46 million was disbursed in error.

Oregon Again Misapplied Almost $1 Million in Covid Food Subsidies

The ODHS is now working on a plan to inform the affected families. Those who did participate will face no repercussions.

Here’s what you need to know now about recent events in Oregon:

Benefits were awarded wrongly to some of the same kids that got benefits incorrectly in 2021, the agency says, because of an error committed by Oregon’s P-EBT subcontractor. Eight million dollars in improperly distributed ODHS food aid was the result.

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