The Monitor – Food stamp delays abating, but new problems develop

As Texas works to eliminate a record backlog of food stamp applications, new problems have emerged for those living on the edge of hunger.

Efforts to approve or deny applications for state assistance in a timely manner have further complicated an already understaffed, often perplexing and inconvenient bureaucracy, said David Hall, executive director of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

Now, too many applicants become entangled in red tape more complicated than simple delays, the organization said in court filings this week.

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