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New Food Stamp Requirements Start in September

What the changes mean

New food stamp requirements take effect Sept. 1, and additional changes are coming next month as part of the debt ceiling deal negotiated in May between House Republicans and President Joe Biden.

Congress made changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the country's largest food aid service, that expand the age requirements for food stamp recipients who are considered able-bodied adults without dependents.

Here's a look at the changes:

  • As of Sept. 1, childless workers who are 18 to 50 years old will have to show they are working at least 80 hours a month or enrolled in an education or training program to receive SNAP.
  • On Oct. 1, the age range increases to 18 to 52 years old for workers who will have to meet those requirements.
  • A year later, on Oct. 1, 2024, the age range increases to 18 to 54 years old.
  • The new requirements will be in effect through Oct. 1, 2030.
  • About 750,000 adults could lose benefits,according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
  • Homeless, veterans and adults 18 to 24 who aged out of foster care are exempt from the new requirements.

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