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April 22, 2009

The San Diego district attorney adopted a policy in 1997 under which applicants for welfare benefits must agree to a “walk through” of their residence while they are present. The inspectors check on whether the applicant has an eligible dependent child and has the amount of assets claimed. They also check on whether a supposedly “absent” parent lives at the residence. If residents refuse to permit a home visit, they can lose their benefits.

So that’s how you get the distinguished title of “lowest food stamp participation rate” in the U.S. And a judge ruled that this is legal because they aren’t searching for evidence of a crime. Legal, perhaps – but smart? Definitely not. How many kids are going hungry because of this insane policy?

So that’s how you get the distinguished title of “lowest food stamp participation rate” in the U.S. And a judge ruled that this is legal because they aren’t searching for evidence of a crime.

via La Vida Locavore:: Warrantless Home Searches for Food Stamp Recipients.

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