AUGUSTA, Maine — People on food stamps say the governor and DHHS are trying to confuse, intimidate and humiliate them.

Thousands of food stamp recipients got a letter that strongly implies they have to add their driver’s license photos to their EBT cards.

The card says “the state’s electronic benefit transfer EBT card is now a photo card. Our records indicate that you do not have an EBT photo card.”

What the letter doesn’t say is that adding a photo isn’t a requirement.

“I don’t think it’s fair,” Sandra Ashecroft said. “Why should we have to put our picture on the food stamp card if we don’t want to?”

DHHS sent us a statement saying the letter isn’t deceptive and that having more photos on EBT cards helps deter fraud.