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Through the compassionate delivery of critical safety net and other supportive services, the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to ensuring that individuals and families in Rhode Island have access to the supports they need to achieve their goals.

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An Update on Recent EBT Fraud Activity

This is a national, regional, and local issue with evidence of heightened activity across the country and, we have seen an uptick in activity here in Rhode Island in the last

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SNAP UPDATE: November 2022 Benefits

Since March of 2020, households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits have been allotted extra emergency SNAP benefits due to the pandemic.

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