Under current rules, able-bodied adults without children or dependents have a three-month limit on receiving SNAP benefits (food stamps) unless they meet strict work requirements (80 hours per month). However, states can request waivers to this time-limit for areas with a high unemployment rate (10% or higher). Currently, 29 states have such waivers. The new Farm Bill left these waivers in place.
The Trump Administration’s USDA is proposing a rule that will fly in the face of Congressional intent and impose stricter limitations on the ability of states to obtain waivers. Experts estimate that 750,000 people will lose their food benefits under these new rules.
Your voice is needed to tell the Trump Administration to respect the will of Congress, recognize the needs of hard-working people struggling to feed their families, and rescind these proposed changes. Please take action! Feeding America is gathering statements for the public comment period. The Trump Administration is obligated to read every unique comment, so please take a few minutes to personalize the text provided.
SNAP is a vital program that helps seniors, children, veterans, and hard-working people to put food on the table. Please add your voice to protect SNAP!