THE DAILY POST
Apr 15, 2016
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With a snap of your fingers and a trip to the SNAP eligibility office. You may find assistance for feeding yourself and your family. This is a program sponsored by the Department of Agriculture of the United States. It began as a program to provide people who are needy with nutricious food. This program has been growing so fast it has snowballed to the point of driving politions crazier. The lawmakers in Washington are beginning to pull their hair out trying to figure out how to slow it down. As long as people’s incomes are below a certain level they qualify for SNAP. Politicians seem to be dead set against a living wage for workers. So SNAP has become the price they have to pay for trying to hold wages down. The Supplimental Nutrician Assistancce Program is growing so fast, you know there has to be fraud at all levels. This is going to be a RED, smoking, hot button issue for whoever the political leaders are after this next election. I know some people are probably not familiar with how the program works. I put this information from “wikipedia.com” for all to read and find out what SNAP is all about
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The Supplemental Nutrition (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income people living in the U.S. It is a federal Assistance Programaid program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), though benefits are distributed by each U.S. state’s Division of Social Services or Children and Family Services.’
“SNAP benefits cost $74.1 billion in fiscal year 2014 and supplied roughly 46.5 million Americans with an average of $125.35 for each person per month in food assistance. It is the largest nutrition program of the fifteen administered by FNS and is a critical component of the federal social safety net for low-income Americans.”
“For most of its history, the program used paper-denominated “stamps” or coupons – worth US$1 (brown), $5 (blue), and $10 (green) – bound into booklets In the late 1990s, the Food Stamp Program was revamped, with some states phasing out actual stamps in favor of a specialized debit card system known as Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), provided by private contractors. EBT has been implemented in all states since June 2004. Each month, SNAP food stamp benefits are directly deposited into the household’s EBT card account. Households may use EBT to pay for food at supermarkets, convenience stores, and other food retailers, including certain farmers’ markets.”