DSHS launches claims process to replace stolen food benefits for Washingtonians

Release Date: 
Sep 05 2023
DSHS Office of Communications
Norah West

OLYMPIA, WA — People whose food benefits were stolen through card skimming or other similar fraudulent activity can now submit a claim to the Department of Social and Health Services to have some of those benefits replaced. The U.S. Congress passed a law earlier this year that enables state agencies administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, known as Basic Food in Washington state, to replace some food benefits stolen through skimming, cloning or similar fraudulent activity. Read more at the DSHS Medium page.