|Submitted||April 25, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Idaho Public Records Act, 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.
Your request for public records to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has been received and is being processed. Thank you.
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Dear Vanessa and Muckrock News;
The Department’s response to your public records request can be found at the following links:
Eligible/Ineligible food items for using Food Stamp (SNAP) Electronic Benefit Transaction card: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Portals/0/FoodCashAssistance/FoodStamps/SNAP.pdf
Ineligible purchases, activities and locations for using TAFI (Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho) EBT card: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Portals/0/FoodCashAssistance/CashAssistance/TAFI/TAFI.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Public Records Coordinator
P. O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036
208/334-5564 – phone
208/639-5742 – fax