USDA Rule Could Cut Food Stamp Benefits for 3.1 Million

The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps.

  • Published 23 July 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed tightening automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could cut benefits for about 3.1 million people. The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps. "For too long, this loophole has been used to effectively bypass important eligibility guidelines. Too often,… Read at AP News