Trump Admin Proposes Rule That Would Eliminate 3.1 Million Food Stamp Recipients

  • 2019-07-22
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Admin Proposes Rule That Would Eliminate 3.1 Million Food Stamp Recipients
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The Trump administration has opposed a new rule that could eliminate 3.1 million people from the food stamp program. The new rule requires the government to determine the eligibility of current recipients.

According to Fox News:

The Trump administration is set to propose a rule Tuesday that would cut about 3.1 million Americans from the food-stamp program in an effort to save taxpayers about $2.5 billion a year, reports said.

The U.S. has seen low levels of unemployment, which is seen as a major factor in low levels of participation in the program. President Trump tweeted earlier this month that food stamp use is at a 10-year low. Politifact verified the claim.

Reuters, citing a U.S. Department of Agriculture, reported that residents in 43 states who receive help from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, automatically enroll in the food-stamp program, known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP.

The USDA intends to review these TANF cases to see if participants qualify for the program.

The administration is looking to save taxpayers money while showing that the program has integrity.

 Source: TTN

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