posted on Oct, 17 2013 @ 08:21 PM
This past Monday I started a job at an incoming call center. I know, it's a dead-end job with no chance of progression, but damn it I needed
something as the housing market in my area is still anemic. Nobody wants their kitchen, or bath remodeled. Needless to say, after much searching I
resigned myself to suffer the indignity of taking a job that I'm overqualified for to feed my family. Maybe this is why, even 6 hours later, I'm
still fuming at what I discovered.
Today we began learning how to field calls regarding one of our contracts, incoming calls in regards to questions from the recipients of food stamps.
On the electronic database you can only search for a recipient via their name, or the card number. The results are listed, with the name on the left
column, birthdate in the center and SSN on the far right column.
From my few minutes of browsing I counted literally hundreds of recipients that are receiving benefits, but the SSN field is blank. I also am
assuming that you people can guess what demographic the VAST majority of these people belong to. This also was only for the state of Missouri. Not
having a SSN attached to their food stamp account means that there is no way to truly verify that these individuals are eligible, nor is one able to
ensure that they are not double dipping, or abusing the system in any number of other ways.
Directly from the Social Security Administration: www.socialsecurity.gov...
Anyone can apply for SNAP, but you and
the other people in your household must meet
certain conditions. Everyone who is applying in
your household must have or apply for a Social
Security number and be either a U.S. citizen,
U.S. national or have status as a qualified alien.
Opinions? I can get some screen shots, email them and post them up if this would make my claims any more believable, privacy laws be damned. I am
staunchly of the opinion that more than one of these accounts are subsidizing the lifestyle of illegals, regardless of what liberals state to the