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HANSEN WANTS ACTION ON FAMILY GRANT PROGRAM

Inundated with complaints from families about a major disbursement delay in the Individual Family Grant (IFG), Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen said Tuesday she wants the Human Services Department to act.
The senator said the problem didn’t just start but dates back to December of last year.
"Complaints has been pouring into my office, indicating to me that letters were received since December of last year and continued into the months of January and February," Hansen said.
The letters, Hansen said, indicated that a check would arrive in 15 days, but to so far recipients have not received their allotments.
"A lot of time has past since Hurricane Lenny and these constituents would like to get their money that is due them, so that they can replace their furniture and appliances that were lost due to the storm."
Hansen said some semblance of normalcy should be in place for these individuals and she is calling on the Commissioner of Human Services, Sedonie Halbert to look into the matter.
"The commissioner needs to assist these IFG recipients immediately," Hansen said.

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Inundated with complaints from families about a major disbursement delay in the Individual Family Grant (IFG), Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen said Tuesday she wants the Human Services Department to act.
The senator said the problem didn’t just start but dates back to December of last year.
"Complaints has been pouring into my office, indicating to me that letters were received since December of last year and continued into the months of January and February," Hansen said.
The letters, Hansen said, indicated that a check would arrive in 15 days, but to so far recipients have not received their allotments.
"A lot of time has past since Hurricane Lenny and these constituents would like to get their money that is due them, so that they can replace their furniture and appliances that were lost due to the storm."
Hansen said some semblance of normalcy should be in place for these individuals and she is calling on the Commissioner of Human Services, Sedonie Halbert to look into the matter.
"The commissioner needs to assist these IFG recipients immediately," Hansen said.