BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) — Cardholders who fell victim to card-skimming incidents last year will now be able to recoup their losses after months of inaction.
The preliminary state budget for New York will provide the necessary funding for this purpose.
A Brooklyn resident who has waited months for her SNAP payments is now suing the city.
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Far Rockaway resident Lakisha Martinez was one of thousands of people whose Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds were taken from their EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards. Her grandkid count is at five.
And if you think it’s tough to feed one mouth, try feeding five! To quote Martinez: Right now, cash is tight. Who is going to pay for all these kids’ meals?
She complained to the city’s Department of Human Resources, but they said they were powerless to help.
Martinez: “That’s not the kind of reaction I was hoping for.”
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A state fund of $2 million has been established to assist her and other EBT card skimming victims.