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Families should see help from state soon

By Steve Herring
Published in News on October 23, 2013 1:46 PM

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Seth Mabry

Carrie Woodard, a supervisor at the Wayne County Department of Social Services, reviews cases for the North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology program today. Implemented a year ago, NCFAST initially created a three-month backlog in Wayne County. As of Monday, the backlog had been reduced to two weeks.

After up to a three-month delay in receiving benefits, Wayne County's program to help put food on needy families' tables is almost back on track, local officials say. State officials created NCFAST to have one system that allowed recipients...

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