A major software update has been delayed again for a troubled computer system for Rhode Island benefits programs

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A major software update has been delayed again for a troubled computer system for Rhode Island benefits programs.

WPRI-TV reports officials are delaying the update from the set June 23 date. There is no new release date announced from the state’s health and human services agency.

Special Master Deming Sherman says the software update will depend on “successful testing,” but his goal is having the state in compliance with federal regulations by the end of June.

The software upgrade was originally planned for May 19, but it was pushed back for additional testing.

The state launched the computer system, known as UHIP, to handle applications for benefits such as food stamps and Medicaid. It has been plagued with problems since it launched in 2016.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com