The Trump Administration submitted a proposal to make it harder for people to take advantage of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) programs.
At the moment, anyone who applies and receives TANF is automatically eligible for SNAP (or food stamps).
These kinds of loopholes in the current welfare system are causing a lot of waste, fraud, and abuse. Applicants are supposed to apply for each individual program. Instead, it’s automatically given to them.
Trump’s proposal would require states to verify an applicant’s income and also tighten work requirements for able-bodied people who receive SNAP food assistance.
The USDA estimates that 3.1 million people will lose their eligibility if the proposal passes. This would save the country $9.4 billion over the next five years.
What new USDA restrictions mean for food stamp recipients
Should there be tighter restrictions on who’s eligible to receive this type of government-assisted financial aid?
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