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Food Stamps: Rule change could lower how much you get for SNAP benefits

Food stamps could be directly impacted thanks to two laws in different states that lower the amount families receive.

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The changes are in Kentucky and Kansas.

The laws would tighten rules around individuals who receive SNAP benefits.


When will I get my April SNAP?

41.5 million Americans benefit from food stamps to help feed their families right now.

While the USDA funds the program, individual states oversee how it runs.

Everyone on food stamps must go through a recertification process in order to see their benefits in future months.

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This means there is another interview process.

The bills lawmakers are attempting to pass would tighten the rules for who can get benefits.

If passed, some could lose their benefits and new applicants may find it harder to be eligible.

Changes in the law for food stamps in Kansas and Kentucky

The laws are similar in both states, which focus on requiring people who are able to, to work.

Kansas proposed a 30 hour minimum, while the federal requirement is 20.

The goal is to get people into the workforce.

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