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USA: New Standards For Food Stamps Introduced

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00

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Food Stamps , Introduced

Biden administration revised the nutrition standards of the food stamp program. The move will give poor people more power to fill their grocery carts but add billions of dollars to the cost of a program that feeds one in eight Americans. All 42 million people in the program will receive additional aid. Under the new rules, average monthly benefits, $121 per person before the pandemic, will rise by $36. Although the increase may seem modest to middle-class families, proponents say it will reduce hunger, improve nutrition and lead to better health. Critics say the costs are unsustainable and that the aid erodes Americans' willingness to work.

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