Post Tagged with: "Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program"

February 16, 2010 05:55

Record numbers receive food stamps as USDA turns blind eye to recipients’ finances

“Applicants will not need to provide documentation verifying their resources,” wrote Jessica Shahnin, associate administrator for SNAP in a letter to all regional SNAP offices encouraging them to lower barriers to entry for people looking for food assistance.

Anybody who receives other federal aid, such as Medicaid, automatically qualifies for food stamps in most states — a situation known as “categorical eligibility.”