HELP: MLP recently submitted comments on a proposed rule that could lead to over 755,000 people losing critical food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP. This proposed rule would limit states’ flexibility related to the amount of time individuals can receive SNAP benefits. Able-bodied adults without dependents can only get SNAP for three months in three years if they do not meet certain special work requirements; however, currently, states can waive this harsh requirement. This proposed rule would limit states’ ability to waive the requirement leading to an increase in food insecurity among our nation’s most vulnerable adults and families. HELP: MLP also believes that families who otherwise would not be affected by the rule will suffer due to confusion and administrative errors and delay. Read HELP: MLP’s full comments here.
The public comment period on this rule closes on April 2nd. The Food Research and Action Center has developed a model comment template and other tools to help you easily weigh in on this issue. Submit your comments today!