Roughly 1.7 million veterans live in households that participated in SNAP (formerly food stamps) at some point during the past 12 months. In every state, thousands of struggling veterans use SNAP to help put food on the table. Read more
Most families and individuals who meet the program’s income guidelines are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP — formerly the Food Stamp Program). The size of a family’s SNAP benefit is based on its income and certain expenses. This paper provides a short summary of SNAP eligibility and benefit calculation rules.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program.
- SNAP reaches millions of people who need food assistance.
- SNAP is an efficient part of the nationwide safety net.
This chart book highlights some key characteristics of the more than 47 million people using the program as well as trends and data on program administration and use.
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