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SNAP changes could impact 80K New Yorkers

President Donald Trump wants to make major changes to SNAP, the federal food stamp program that thousands of local families rely on to feed themselves and their children. The President, however, believes it’s rife with fraud and plans to scale it back.

Currently, states are able to phase families off of SNAP benefits slowly after they start making more money, but the USDA says once the income qualifications aren’t met, a person or family should stop receiving the benefits.

The plan also calls to eliminate benefits for those who have more than $3500 in savings.

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