10 Shocking Facts About Government Assistance

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3) Food Stamp Fraud is a Myth                                                          (3 of 10)

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3) Food Stamp Fraud is a Myth                                                           (3 of 10)

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It’s been more than 40 years since we’ve heard Ronald Reagan’s story about a welfare queen who cruised around town in her Cadillac, but numerous myths still exist about food stamps, welfare, and other forms of public assistance.

These days, many people picture welfare kings and queens living in beautiful homes with 60-inch television sets, Michael Kors handbags, and the latest iPhone models. Despite the fact that social media is filled with angry posts about folks who allegedly abuse the welfare system, fraud is actually very low.

Currently, less than 1% of food stamp benefits are wasted or obtained fraudulently.

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