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NIXON ADMIN PROPOSES CUT TO SNAP PROGRAM THAT WOULD HARM STRUGGLING FAMILIES

The change sought by the Department of Social Services would roll back an expansion of the food stamp program that began in 2009, when Missouri had a higher unemployment rate because of an economic downturn. Since 2009, Missouri has qualified for a waiver that allows able-bodied adult residents without children to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program despite failing to meet certain federal work requirements. Missouri still qualifies for that waiver and probably would until the end of 2015. But the state Department of Social Services has proposed changing eligibility rules to waive the work requirements only in counties where the unemployment rate is higher than 10 percent.

Kansas City Star: Missouri seeks to trim ranks of food stamp recipients by eliminating waiver

AP: Missouri seeks to tighten food stamp eligibility

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