Proposal would end time limits on food stamps
New legislation making its way through Congress aims to keep food on the tables of people struggling to find steady employment.
Since 1996, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) strips childless adults between ages 18 and 49 of benefits after three months if they don’t work or enroll in job training for at least 80 hours a month.
Elizabeth Lower-Basch, who directs the Income and Work Supports Team at the Center for Law and Social Policy, says current rules ignore challenges faced by low-wage workers.
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