Paula Cranfill lost her food benefits again this year. The Baltimore City resident wasn’t surprised. In the near-decade she’s received the benefits, the state has cancelled them about half the times she has tried to renew. Cranfill, like most food benefits recipients, has to prove she still needs the government help by submitting paperwork every six months to the Maryland Department of Human Services, the state agency that administers food benefits. “They [the agency] don’t open the mail soon enough, and they drop me, and I have to reapply,” Cranfill said, going so far as to take time-stamped photos while placing the envelope in the post office mailbox.
A Baltimore woman has had her food benefits cancelled repeatedly. This time she fought back.
September 29, 2022