More than 750,000 could lose food stamps under Trump proposal

U.S. & World
February 07 2021 03:30 pm

(CNN) – Thousands of families could have a tough time filling their food pantries under a White House proposal.

The Trump administration wants to limit the ability of states to waive current employment requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which gives low-income people financial assistance to buy food.

According to the department of agriculture, more than 750,000 people could lose their benefits under the administration’s plan.

A researcher told a House subcommittee Wednesday that those people make about $550 a month on average. 

She says they are some of the poorest in America.

As it stands, working-age adults without children must have jobs or be in a training program to receive benefits.

Waivers are available for disabled people and those who live in an area with high unemployment.

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