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GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB/Report for America) — Standing by pallets of peanut butter jars and loaves of sandwich bread, Becky Handa did a quick count of her remaining supplies. “We are… Read More
GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB/Report for America) — Expanded SNAP benefits put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic are ending this month throughout the United States. The rollback comes at a bad… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — People across the country who receive SNAP or food stamp benefits will see that allocation shrink after this month, as the boost the federal… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Social service advocates are criticizing an Ohio bill that would toughen eligibility for food stamps and Medicaid benefits. Beefed up monitoring of changes in food stamp… Read More
MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — Kentucky and West Virginia have recently been added to a federal pilot program to allow food stamp recipients to purchase groceries online, and Ohio Valley anti-hunger… Read More
The rule, which was to take effect April 1, would have tightened work requirements for some food stamp recipients. But a judge said flexibility in food aid is needed amid a pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week a proposal to tighten the rules on who qualifies for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). USDA estimates more… Read More
The administration wants to close what it calls a “loophole” that allows states to give benefits to those would not otherwise be eligible by raising or eliminating income and asset limits.
The federal government is considering a work requirement for some people who get food assistance through SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. A new study uses Kentucky as an example… Read More
Last month, Ohio issued food stamp benefits for February to low income Ohioans. The idea was to get needy families the assistance up front so they wouldn’t go hungry due… Read More
The partial shutdown of the federal government is affecting families depending on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program program, or SNAP. Benefits for February have come early as a temporary… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans who receive food stamps are getting February’s benefits this week. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asked states to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aid no later than Jan…. Read More
The Agriculture Department wants to limit states’ ability to apply for exemption waivers. It wants more able-bodied people to work in exchange for federal food benefits.
The Ohio Senate and House have approved a bill, HB119, that will ramp up scrutiny of people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The new… Read More