USDA Reopens Comment Period On SNAP Changes

The USDA is reopening the public comment period to proposed changes to SNAP eligibility.


“New informational analysis estimates that for children in households found to have income and asset above SNAP statutory eligibility an estimated 96% of those children will remain eligible for free or reduced price meals if this proposed rule becomes final in its current form,” said Deputy USDA Undersecretary Brandon Lipps before a House subcommittee recently.


“For the remaining estimated 40,000 children or one tenth of 1% of all children receiving school lunch, their family income exceeds the Congressionally set NSLP statutory eligibility standards of 185% of the poverty line,” Lipps added.


The details will be published Friday in the federal register, and comments will be accepted over the next 14 days.




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