Bevin: State working to fix problems in benefits system

KY Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin says his administration is working to fix problems in the roll out of Kentucky’s new public benefits system that led to some Kentuckians getting erroneous notices that their benefits are being cut off.

The magnitude of the problem is widespread. Bevin told reporters Thursday that about one-third of the state’s population receives some form of benefits.

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An executive with Deloitte Consulting, which developed the new computer system called Benefind, says thousands of letters went out with incorrect information to beneficiaries. Those benefits include Medicaid and food stamps.

State Medicaid Commissioner Steve Miller says steps have been taken to ensure that no one eligible for Medicaid loses those health benefits.

Deloitte executive Deborah Sills says the technical problems in the system did not surface during testing.


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