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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

DIVERSE GROUP TO LOSE SNAP THIS YEAR


Some 500,000 to 1 million childless adults will be cut off SNAP during 2016 as a three-month limit on benefits for unemployed childless adults returns in most areas of the country.  This demographically diverse population has multiple barriers to independence and self-sufficiency.  About 45% are women and close to one-third are over 40 years old.  Among those who report their race, about half are white, a third are African American, and a tenth are Hispanic.  About a quarter have less than a high school education, and more than half have only a high school diploma or GED.  Some are veterans, and some are non-custodial parents.  They live in all areas of the country; less than 40% live in urban areas. SNAP benefits for this group average about $5 a day.


Source: Center for Budget & Policy Priorities, 2/8/16, Who's Losing SNAP?