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SNAP Caseloads and Spending Continue to Fall

April 10, 2014

Participation in SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) has continued the downward trend that we described in our recent paper, new Agriculture Department data show.  About 240,000 fewer people received SNAP benefits in January 2014 than in December 2013, and about 1.2...

SNAP Benefit Cut Has Worsened Hardships for Low-Income Families

March 11, 2014

Average SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits fell by about 7 percent due to last November’s expiration of the temporary benefit increase in the 2009 Recovery Act, according to our updated paper.  This reduction, which matches our earlier prediction, will have a powerful impact...

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