Department of Health and Human Services Maine

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July 19, 2012
Augusta , ME
United States
Maine US
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A computer system glitch caused the personal information of public assistance applicants to be sent to random addresses in the department's system.  The error occurred in December, but was not noticed until June.  Multiple rounds of forms had been mailed out by that time.  A total of 31 forms contained the Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and other information of 79 household members.