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The reduction means a family of four will receive $36 less per month in federal food assistance, even as California food costs and poverty rates rise. That is the equivalent of losing roughly 21 individual meals per month based on calculations used
Executive Editor Richard Wolffe and Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia. Republicans have come up with a whole bunch of ugly names for people who need a little help putting food on the table: welfare queens, takers, the 47 percent. And now House
The 1,000-page "farm bill" being debated in the Senate is somewhat of a misnomer. Four of every five dollars in it — roughly $80 billion a year — goes for grocery bills for one of every seven Americans through food stamps.
New streamlined welfare administration software might decrease benefits for some people. Central facility: Norma Rojas, 735-7241 Northern facility: Elsa Perez, 635-7426 For medical claims: Marissa Roldan, 735-7225. A new computer system that will
Some of Fresno County's elderly, disabled and homeless residents may soon be using food stamps to pay for restaurant meals, raising concerns that the money will go for unhealthy fast food. The county Department of Social Services is working on a plan
For 14 months, Oregon's unemployment rate has hovered between 10.5 percent and 10.7 percent. That's bad enough, but another sign of economic hardship keeps rising to record levels: food-stamp recipients. People receiving benefits from Oregon's
Americans rely on food stamps A cashier in Massachusetts swipes a food stamp debit card provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The use of food stamps has increased dramatically in the U.S., as the federal government ramps up basic
Indiana's social services agency illegally counts food stamps as income, resulting in a reduction of state benefits paid to developmentally disabled people in a Medicaid waiver program, a lawsuit filed for an autistic Indianapolis man said Friday.
The vast majority of the increased deficit impact is linked to anticipated spending in 2011 to 2019. It now appears to the Budget Office that stimulus will have a larger impact on the deficit in the years to come based on changing economic factors
The state's 2.5 million recipients will get an average $41 monthly increase under the federal economic stimulus package...County may seek a temporary waiver of the eligibility requirements...The average monthly food stamp benefit received by about 2.