The Department of Agriculture this week announced major changes regarding the food stamps or now known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP).
It’s normal to expect those receiving government welfare to contribute to society despite their low economic standing. In other countries, these people are happy for the chance government gives them.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t always been the case in the United States. Some would do anything to get money for nothing. But now that Donald Trump is president, things have changed. Trump promised to improve the situation, and he’s already working on this promise.
The Department of Agriculture this week announced major changes regarding the food stamps or now known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP). ”The eligibility guidelines were updated three years ago, but have not been implemented up to date.”
Section 4008 of the 2014 Farm Bill denied benefits to two groups: Those “convicted of federal aggravated sexual abuse, murder, sexual exploitation and abuse of children, sexual assault, or similar offenses under state laws, as well as those who are not in compliance with the terms of their sentence or parole or are fleeing felons, from receiving food stamps.” The two groups will no longer use the benefits provided by the country.
Since 2014, these rules have not been enforced. However, President Trump decided to work on the matter, and now the Department of Agriculture will become stricter.
The move is the fulfillment of Trump’s promise to “scale back the nearly 43 million Americans on SNAP, which is expected to cost taxpayers $45 billion this coming fiscal year.”
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