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New ‘SNAP’ program rules

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Published on December 11, 2019 -

New ‘SNAP’ program rules

For hundreds of thousands of people, food insecurity could become an everyday reality in the wake of a new policy change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as ‘SNAP.’

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New ‘SNAP’ program rules

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The public i- invited to attend.- - for hundreds of thousands of- people, food insecurity could - become an everyday reality in - the wake of a new policy- change to the supplemental- nutrition assistance- program also known as snap.

- the trump administration is - pushing a policy that would lea- to people losing access to the- program.- before, regulations allowed for- states to waive - an existing work requirement, i- the area's unemployment - rate is 20 percent higher than- the national rate.- under the new rule, states can- only waive that requirement in- areas where the unemployment- rate is above 7 percent.- it's also been proposed to- eliminate the states' ability t- set higher gross income and - asset eligibility thresholds.

- it's believed these new rules - will save the government 5- point 5 billion dollars.- but salvation army major anita- caldwell says losing this - assistance will be detrimental- to those who rely on the- program.- - salvation army major anita- caldwell : "we thank snap for all they do but if that - assistance is lost we - 're going to have a great - urgency for both the funding an- for the food to help those- in need."

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