The Coming Food Stamp Cut Will Hit 900,000 Veterans

The Coming Food Stamp Cut Will Hit 900,000 Veterans

Benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, will automatically drop come Friday thanks to the loss of additional funds from the 2009 stimulus bill. That cut will hit about 900,000 of the country’s veterans, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

“Nationwide, in any given month, a total of 900,000 veterans nationwide lived in households that relied on SNAP to provide food for their families in 2011,” CBPP writes. The number varies state to state, with over 100,000 veterans in households that rely on the benefits in Florida and Texas each.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/10/29/2850751/food-stamps-cut-veterans/

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