700,000 people risk losing food stamp benefits under the new Trump administration rule

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700,000 people risk losing food stamp benefits under the new Trump administration rule

Chile, No. 45 is up again. If you are one of the 36 million Americans who receive a food allowance, you could end up in a troubled world because of a new rule put in place by the Trump administration – which could expose many Americans to compensation SNAP. and eligibility.

According to @USAToday, the Trump administration has officially strengthened working conditions to benefit from SNAP’s national food stamp program. Under the new rule, which has just been finalized by the US Department of Agriculture, states are prohibited from exempting certain “work-eligible adults” without dependents from the requirement to permanent job in order to receive SNAP benefits.

The change officially comes into effect on April 1, 2020, but does not apply to children and their parents, people over 50, people with disabilities and pregnant women. The new rule was first proposed in February and by the time the USDA estimated that more than 750,000 people would be affected and excluded from the SNAP program, this number has only decreased slightly since the work was done. finalized.

The Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, said this about the new rule, in which he participated in the approval:

“Americans are generous people who believe it is their responsibility to help their fellow citizens when they face hardship. The government can be a powerful force for good, but the government’s dependence has never been the American dream. We must encourage people by giving them a hand but not allowing them to become an indefinite helping hand.

SNAP is based on a formula that takes into account family size, citizenship status, household income and some expenses before one can be eligible, it can apply to both individuals and families.

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