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Income Support: The Administration Proposes Cutting Food Assistance for 3.1 Million

On July 24, the Administration issued
a notice
of proposed rulemaking
that would cut current eligibility for Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For the past 20 years, states have had
flexibility to adjust SNAP eligibility to reflect local and state dynamics and
to help low-income people to avoid a SNAP benefit cliff. Unfortunately, this
proposal would eliminate that flexibility and cut off SNAP benefits for 3.1
million individuals. This change will also eliminate eligibility for free
school meals for the children in those families. SNAP provides food assistances
that helps approximately 11 million people with disabilities. The Arc strongly
opposes the changes in the proposed rule. Watch
The Arc’s video on the importance of SNAP
.

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