Proposed Change to SNAP

Policy analyst Nadia Rojas on harmful changes

Policy analysts Nadia Rojas and Nessia Berner Wong recently submitted a comment about a proposed United States Department of Agriculture rule-change. This change would tighten existing work requirements for SNAP recipients by limiting states’ ability to apply for waivers for localities with high rates of unemployment. The USDA estimates that approximately 755,000 SNAP recipients would lose their benefit eligibility because of the change.

Rojas and Berner Wong argued that the proposed rule would “compound detrimental effects on populations already experiencing health disparities and negatively impact the economic health and future of cities, states, and the United States.”

Read the full letter here.