February 9, 2016

A half million or more due to lose food samps

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities - Some 500,000 to 1 million childless adults will be cut off SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) over the course of 2016 as a three-month limit on benefits for unemployed childless adults returns in most areas of the country.  This is a diverse, struggling, and under-served group. [The cutoff] was first imposed as part of the 1996 welfare law.

About 45 percent are women and close to one-third are over 40 years old.  Among those who report their race, about half are white, a third are African American, and a tenth are Hispanic.  About a quarter have less than a high school education, and more than half have only a high school diploma or GED.  Some are veterans, and some are non-custodial parents.  Less than 40 percent live in urban areas. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And coming soon.... explosion in crime...