food stamps

Here’s what we know about older SNAP households and what they need at this point to weather the pandemic.
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SNAP, formerly "food stamps," needs additional investments and flexibility to respond to the pandemic.
Depressed Senior Adult Man With Stacks of Papers and Envelopes
A proposed rule would disproportionately impact SNAP households with seniors.
A proposed rule could harm older Americans' health and financial security
Recent federal proposals would add additional barriers to an already underused program, including efforts to require older adults to prove they’re engaging in work activities for a certain number of hours per week or risk losing SNAP after three months
As the U.S. population ages and SNAP faces the prospect of changes that could affect the future of the program, it becomes all the more important to examine the dynamics around this large segment of SNAP users. AARP Public Policy Institute’s recently released fact sheet takes a closer look at SNAP households with older adults.
“Without SNAP, I don’t know how I’d be able to afford to eat.”
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There is a renewed national debate over anti-poverty programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that millions of low-income Americans rely on. The House Agriculture Committee is currently leading an extensive review of SNAP. Recently, AARP President-Elect Eric…
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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced this week a proposed program to improve access to groceries for homebound older Americans and people with disabilities who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program. AARP spoke with…
Older man buying groceries
When President Obama signed the farm bill on Feb. 7, it meant sun and rain for food stamp recipients.
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