Saturday, January 17, 2015
One million of the nation’s poorest people will be cut from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) program by the end of 2016 even if they're actively pursuing work, according to Center of Budget Policy and Priorities .
Better known by its former name, the Food Stamp program, in some areas SNAP will reinstate a three-month limit on benefits for unemployed adults between 18-50 who are not disabled or raising children. These individuals will lose SNAP even if they are unable to find jobs and not part of job training programs that meet the requirements for food assistance benefits. Many states do not have such programs.
Posted by Dictynna at 10:32 AM