Tuesday, December 6, 2016
NEW SNAP REGS PROPOSED
USDA has proposed new SNAP eligibility requirements that look to prohibit murderers, sexual abusers, and lottery winners from receiving food stamps. The proposed changes would prohibit “fleeing felons — including people convicted of murder and sexual assault — from receiving food stamps if they are not in compliance with the terms of their sentence.” It would also target families that have won the lottery, “until the household meets the allowable financial resources and income eligibility requirements,” the agency said. The public has 60 days to comment.