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Food Stamp program undergoes reduction in benefits

The federal Food Stamp program, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, underwent changes beginning in October of 2013, and as a result, local charities that provide food are now seeing an increase in usage.
Adults between the age of 18 and 50 with no dependents can get SNAP benefits for three months in a 36 month period if they do not work or participate in employment training.
In addition, all able bodied adults must register for work and accept suitable employment. They are expected to spend 30 percent of their net income on food.
The amount people can ...


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