In order to save $25 million before the start of Fiscal Year 2017 on July 1, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services has to make hard choices.
Each month, DHS sends out about 88,000 checks called state supplemental payments. They go to disabled Oklahomans, along with the elderly and the blind. The average payment is about $36.
But as of next month, DHS will only process the payments every quarter, meaning no more money will be doled out until July.