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SNAP (Food Stamp) Cuts


December 12, 2019

Louisiana Food Stamp Card

Hundreds of thousands of food stamp recipients have a new reason to panic: The Trump administration is stopping benefits to an estimated 688,000 people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Rather than directly cutting food benefits, the USDA today released a press release entitled "USDA Restores Original Intent of SNAP: A Second Chance, Not a Way of Life," with a half-dozen subdocuments, one of which explains that a longstanding rule allowing states to extend SNAP benefits will be restricted-effectively disqualifying 688,000 on April 1, 2020.

Currently, SNAP (previousl...

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