Shutdown Threatens Loss Of SNAP Benefits For Millions

If the partial government shutdown that began in late December continues into February, there may not be sufficient appropriations for food assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to provide full benefits for that month, according to a new analysis from experts at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).  And if the shutdown continues into March, little or no benefits likely will be paid in that month. As a result, millions of low-income households -- including millions of poor children, parents, elderly people, and people with disabilities -- could have their basic food assistance cut back substantially i [...]

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1/11/19 5:47 PM

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