EBT restrictions (Arkansas)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Arkansas Department of Human Services of Arkansas.
Due April 28, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Ryan Agnew

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, I hereby request the following records:

–Specific foods, products, or services that cannot be purchased using EBT cards
–Types of establishments that do not accept EBT cards (for example, jewelry stores, firearms dealers, etc.)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Arkansas, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Ryan Agnew

From: Andrew Marsh

Mr. Agnew,
Can you verify that you are an Arkansas citizen? The Department of Human Services requests a copy of your state-issued identification in order to verify your citizenship. Unless and until you provide the requested documentation, your records request cannot be processed.

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Office of Chief Counsel
P.O. Box 1437, S260
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Telephone: (501) 320-6347
Facsimile: (501) 682-8009

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