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Monday, September 28, 2015

POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THREATENS SNAP

Food stamp recipients could soon be early victims of Washington's looming budget crisis. USDA has instructed states to not dispense any October benefits to food stamp recipients "until further notice." The USDA cites the threat of a federal government shutdown on Oct. 1 as the reason for holding up the benefits. Unlike the 2013 shutdown when cash reserves allowed SNAP benefits to be disbursed as normal, USDA will not have the funding necessary for SNAP benefits in October.


Source: Think Progress, 9/23/15, SNAP Shutdown II