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Food stamp changes coming

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/05/19, 10:58 am

Roughly 688,000 fewer people will receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or food stamps, under new regulations. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced plans Wednesday that will limit the employment requirement exemptions states can give to adults who can work. The change could save around $5.5 billion over five years, the Agriculture Department estimated.

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