DHS announces no program cuts December 1

DHS announces no program cuts December 1

OK (KSWO)- The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will not have to reduce or eliminate service programs for seniors and people with disabilities as previously planned.

Governor Mary Fallin approved $26.9 million in short-term funding for the agency.

"This funding allows us to stop these devastating cuts and continue providing critical services beyond December 1; however, we are still $42 million short of a balanced budget," said Ed Lake, DHS Director.

DHS will begin sending official notices this week. It's undetermined exactly how long the agency can sustain these programs with the current funding.

Information provided by DHS.