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By Scott McFetridge, Associated Press
The Biden administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food stamp assistance available to needy families. It's the largest single increase in the program's history.
By Ashraf Khalil, Josh Boak, Associated Press
The current economic crisis means rising demand for food stamps. While Congress has passed additional benefits for some recipients, a large percentage of the poorest households did not get an increase. Meanwhile, many people, from college students now at home…
By Paul Solman
State governments and food security activists across the country are imploring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make the food stamp program more flexible and easier to access at a time when so many people are losing their jobs and…
By Astrid Galvan, Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Advocates are scrambling to find other options to fill the needs of a traditionally low-income population.
By Anita Snow, Associated Press
The Trump administration is making some major changes to the food stamp program, known as SNAP. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized a new rule expected to end access to the benefit for nearly 700,000 people by enforcing…
By Laura Santhanam
The Trump administration reopened the comment period for a proposed rule that could alter categorical eligibility for food stamp benefits and cut off aid for an estimated 3 million Americans.
Under the proposed rule, 9 percent of households nationwide that currently receive food stamps would no longer qualify for those benefits, but that percentage could be much higher in certain states.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers will now weigh public assistance along with other factors such as education, household income and health to determine whether to grant legal status.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
The proposed rule change, outlined this past week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has highlighted the ideological clash between President Trump’s attempts to tighten government entitlement programs and efforts in some states to widen the social safety net.
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