by Nick Delgado
Guam - Three clients under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp Program) were disqualified from the program, according to the Department of Public Health. A news release from DPHSS Director James Gillan states, the results reflect the disqualifications for the first quarter of Fiscal year 2012. Two disqualifications were a result of clients not reporting income timely and another failed to report that a household member was a convicted drug felon. DPHSS reports this is a first time violation and the three will be ineligible for the program for 12 months.
Public Health also reports that it garnished $166,455.51 from 140 individuals whose account balances were delinquent for SNAP and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. The agency urges individuals with delinquent accounts to visit the investigations and recoupment office to make payment, and avoid future tax garnishments.