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2024 SNAP Changes: States Consider Stricter Eligibility and Work Requirements

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Legislators from Kentucky to West Virginia are suggesting more stringent standards for beneficiaries’ eligibility and employment.

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Proposals for SNAP Changes in Kentucky and Maryland for 2024

Legislators in Kentucky are thinking about making big changes to the requirements for qualifying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The House of Representatives enacted House Bill 367 to impose stricter income standards and a financial asset test on SNAP recipients. According to Go Banking Rates, the gross income cap would drop from 200% to 130% if passed. Meanwhile, a bill to restrict the kinds of items that SNAP participants can buy with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards has been launched in Maryland by Republican Representative Andy Harris. This law aims to encourage SNAP recipients to make healthier dietary choices by focusing on sugar-sweetened beverages and unhealthy meals.

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Proposals for SNAP Work Requirements in West Virginia and Nebraska for 2024

Senator Ben Hansen of Nebraska is advocating for legislation that would require jobless able-bodied SNAP recipients to engage in a labor and training program. The state does have the SNAP Next Step Program, although participation is currently voluntary. Legislators in West Virginia are currently considering a bill that would make enrollment in an employment and training program mandatory for everyone between the ages of 17 and 60 to be eligible for SNAP assistance. The primary proponent of Senate Bill 562, Republican Senator Rollan Roberts, emphasizes the progressive removal of able-bodied people without dependents from SNAP.

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