Louisiana Gave Away $1.3 Million in Food Stamps to Dead People

‘State benefits went out to 3,938 deceased people over the four-year period’

Louisiana Gives Away $1.3 Million in Food Stamps to Dead People (The Washington Free Beacon)

Louisiana spent about $1.3 million on food stamps for people who were already dead between 2009 and 2013, the Times-Picayune reports.

A report issued by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Monday revealed the government waste:

In all, state benefits went out to 3,938 deceased people over the four-year period examined by the auditor. The Louisiana auditor only reviewed records concerning single people who had died. The total amount of money spent on food stamps for single people in Louisiana during this time was $1.08 billion.

Much of the money — $556,000 — was spent on people who had been dead for at least four months. A fair amount of money — $272,951 — was also spent on people who had only been dead one month.

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