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April Starts the SNAP Cutoff

April 7, 2016

Thousands of the nation’s poorest people began losing SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) on April 1 due to the return in nearly two dozen states of a three-month limit for unemployed adults aged 18-49 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children.  Over the course of 2016,...

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Video: More Than 500,000 Adults Expected to Lose SNAP Benefits in 2016

January 8, 2016

More than half a million of the poorest Americans will lose a critical tool to help keep food on the table this year, we explain in our new video.  That’s because a three-month limit...

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SNAP Time Limit Returns

January 5, 2016

More than 500,000 of the nation’s poorest people will be cut off SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) over the course of 2016 due to the return in 23 states of a three-month limit on SNAP benefits for unemployed adults aged 18-49 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children, as we explain in an...

States Newly Implementing SNAP Time Limits in 2016

Food Pantries Expect Longer Lines as SNAP Limit Kicks in

April 14, 2015

“Around the country, food pantry directors are girding for an influx of hungry adults” as a three-month limit on SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits for unemployed, childless adults returns in many areas, the New York Times reports...

Learning What Works: SNAP’s New Employment and Training Demos

March 20, 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez today announced ten pilot projects — the result of a bipartisan agreement in the 2013 Farm Bill — that will test innovative approaches to encouraging and supporting employment among SNAP participants.  While modest in scope, the pilots show that Congress can collaborate around important issues like finding better ways to expand...

60,000 Jobless Veterans May Lose Food Assistance Due to Time Limit

March 10, 2015

An estimated 60,000 veterans may lose SNAP (food stamp) benefits over the course of 2016 as a three-month limit on benefits for unemployed, nondisabled adults without children returns in many areas.  The House and Senate Budget Committees can help protect these veterans — and the rest of the estimated 1 million people facing...

Maine’s SNAP Cutoff Foreshadows Tough Times for Poor Jobless Workers

February 4, 2015

Maine cut several thousand people off SNAP (food stamps) this month after re-imposing a time limit on benefits for childless adults who aren’t working at least 20 hours per week — regardless of how hard they’re looking for a job.  The move foreshadows tough times for very poor unemployed workers across the...

Who Are the People Who Will Lose SNAP Next Year?

January 13, 2015

This infographic summarizes basic facts about unemployed childless adults receiving SNAP (formerly food stamps), roughly 1 million of whom will be cut off SNAP over the course of 2016 — regardless of how hard they are looking for work — as a three-month time limit on benefits returns in many areas.  (Click here for full image. ...

1 Million People Facing Cutoff of SNAP Benefits Next Year

January 7, 2015

Roughly 1 million of the nation’s poorest people will be cut off SNAP (formerly food stamps) over the course of 2016 — even if they’re looking for a job but can’t find one —because a three-month time limit on benefits for unemployed childless adults who aren’t disabled will return in many geographic areas.

As our...

Hardship in America, 2013: SNAP Cuts Are No Cause for Thanks

November 27, 2013

As Thanksgiving approaches, we’ve taken a closer look this week at hardship in America.  Our final post in the series explains how cuts to SNAP are affecting families.

This Thanksgiving Day, while many of us try to find room on the table for yet another pumpkin pie, many Americans who rely on the Supplemental...

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