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SNAP Program Changes Could Require Employment

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SNAP Program Changes Could Require Employment

House Republicans look to change the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in new farm bill.

Posted: May. 5, 2018 7:30 PM
Updated: May. 5, 2018 7:39 PM
 

MEDFORD, Ore.- If Republicans in Congress pass the new farm bill, SNAP recipients will have to go to work or get in school.

 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal food assistance program that close to 100,000 Oregonians use. SNAP provides a monthly supplement for purchasing nutritious food. Those who qualify get a debit card to use for groceries......

 

 

 

http://www.kdrv.com/content/news/SNAP-Program-Changes-Could-Require-Employment--481844471.html


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SNAP Benefits Hang in the Balance With New House Bill

Newly strengthened work requirements could affect even the parents of young children.

Posted: May. 7, 2018 11:34 AM
Updated: May. 7, 2018 6:23 PM

 

MEDFORD, Ore. — For better or worse, the passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 by the U.S. Congress would reverberate throughout the nation—and Oregon is no exception.

 

Although the bill addresses U.S. agriculture broadly, it also takes aim at food assistance programs, such as SNAP. Over five million Americans receive some sort of food assistance (nearly 400,000 in Oregon), and this bill could affect their ability to buy groceries.

 

The greater Rogue Valley area alone contains over 66,000 people on SNAP benefits, receiving over $8 million dollars in benefits per year.

The new bill would impose stricter work requirements on as many as 5 million of the 42 million Americans who rely on the program — a number that would mostly target able-bodied adults without children, as well as millions of school-age parents who are currently exempt in many states.....

 

 

 

http://www.kdrv.com/content/news/SNAP-Benefits-Hang-in-the-Balance-With-New-House-Bill-481951561.html


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On 5/6/2018 at 7:04 AM, Purple Power said:

I wonder, what about those on SSI? We can't work and if we go to school we'll lose our SSI

No, you would be safe. They did not say taking it away from disabled people. 

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