Workforce Solutions clears claims backlog

Posted at: 01/25/2013 5:37 PM
By: staff

After weeks of problems, the Department of Workforce Solutions says it has cleared up thousands of claims.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 showed you the lines outside the office as people struggled to get their benefits.

A department spokesperson says a fix to their new computer system freed up almost claims for more than 3,000 people.

The department says changes to state standards and the last minute federal extension caused the backlog.