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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PUBLIC HUMAN SERVICES OFFICIALS SUGGEST SNAP IMPROVEMENTS




At a recent hearing of the National Commission on Hunger, public human services officials recommended several ways that SNAP could be made even more effective in addressing food insecurity:


  • Simplify eligibility and verification rules;
  • Improve SNAP’s connection to and interoperability with other human services and health programs;
  • eliminate the “cliff” effect that occurs when a beneficiary’s hours or pay increases;
  • reduce reliance of face-to-face interviews
  • remove participation barriers to elderly and other stable populations

Source: National Commission on Hunger, 7/8/15, SNAP Improvements