SNAP Benefits

Oh, Missouri. Oh Missourah? Or is it Oh Misery if you are receiving food stamps? (Or live in Ferguson?) A Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is apparently pushing for legislation that would severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy, reports The Washington Post. The bill being proposed would ban recipients of supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits […]

Earlier this afternoon, a pair of Obama administration officials joined a media call to address a new White House report, regarding the hotly contested Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Along with helping eliminate hunger and addressing poverty disparities, SNAP has also been a helpful boost to farmers nationwide. RELATED: Food Stamp Cuts Starting Friday Will […]

On November 1, millions of Americans will feel the effects of an automatic cut to food purchasing assistance provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This is assistance that serves to help families get back on their feet, and children to receive the nourishment they need to stay healthy and competitive in the classroom. […]

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), benefits, formerly known as food stamps, were restored on October 12 after the main Xerox data center that processes EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) transactions suffered a temporary power outage that caused the cards of recipients across 17 states to be declined. RELATED: UPDATE: SNAP Benefits Restored To 17 States After ‘Connectivity Issues’ What happened next has Walmart, […]

UPDATE: 10:30 PM EST, 10/12/2013 SNAP (food stamp) access had been restored for users in the 17 states affected by the outage, Xerox said in a statement. “Re-starting the EBT system required time to ensure service was back at full functionality,” spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer said in an email to USA Today. Xerox spokeswoman Karen Arena […]