- Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and 3-year-old daughter received EBT (food stamp) benefits that ended in 2012. State welfare spokesman Alec Loftus declined further comment.
- Labor Department spokesman Kevin Franck refused to say whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev ever collected unemployment compensation. He said it was “confidential and not a matter of public record.”
- Asked about college aid given to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth spokesman Robert Connolly said, “It is our position — and I believe the accepted position in higher education — that student records including academic records and financial records (including financial aid) cannot under federal law be released without a student’s consent.”
- The Federal Communications Commission would not say whether either brother had a government-funded cell phone, also citing privacy laws.
- Cambridge officials and the family’s landlord wouldn’t say whether the brothers were ever on Section 8 housing assistance.
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