Software Overhaul Leads To Months Of Tennessee Families Being Unable To Access Food Stamps

Leaders Of The Tennessee Department Of Human Services Told Lawmakers On Wednesday That It Could Take Another Two More Months Before The State’s SNAP Program Is Running Smoothly Again.

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Vanderbilt Ranks Tennessee 49th In Country For State Services For Children Ages 0-3

Tennessee Ranked 49th Amongst The States And District Of Columbia In The Amount Of Resources Available For Those Ages 0 To 3, According To A New Report By Vanderbilt University’s Prenatal-To-3 Policy Impact Center.

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Experts Estimate $25B Of Fraud Annually In Federal Food Stamp Program

A Security Expert Says Congress Should Reduce Food Stamp Fraud As It Faces A Saturday Deadline To Renew The Farm Bill. He Says About 20% Of The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s $127 Billion Annual Budget, Or $25 Billion Annually, Is Likely Lost To Criminals.

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What City In Tennessee Has The Most People On Food Stamps?

Of The 10 Metro Areas With Available Data In Tennessee, This City Has The Highest SNAP Recipiency Rate. According To The ACS, 15.3% Of All Area Households Received SNAP Benefits In 2021. Meanwhile, The SNAP Recipiency Rate Across The State As A Whole Stands At 11.9%.

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Most Americans Support Work Requirements For Welfare (Op-Ed)

On One Side, Republicans Sought To Enact Work Requirements For Able-Bodied Adults On Medicaid, The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program And The Temporary Assistance For Needy Families. On The Other Side, Democrats And President Joe Biden Adamantly Opposed Any And All Work Requirements For These Programs.
Eventually, The Sides Agreed To A Compromise, By Which Work Requirements Would Be Applied To Those On Snap Up To Age 54 Years Old. But, This Includes Many Loopholes. And, Due To Strong Democratic Opposition, Work Requirements Will Not Be Included For Medicaid Or Tanf.
It Should Be Noted That The Vast Majority Of Americans, 63 Percent To Be Exact, “Strongly Or Somewhat Support Requiring Medicaid Or SNAP Recipients To Show Proof Of Work To Receive Benefits.”

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Agriculture Researcher Predicts ‘Perfect Storm’ For High Grocery Prices Nationwide

The Cost Of Farming Will Remain Volatile Next Year, And High Grocery Prices With It, According To A University Of Missouri Research Associate For The Food And Agricultural Policy Research Institute.

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Pandemic Response Triggers 89% Increase In U.S. Food Stamp Spending

Spending On Food Stamps Has Increased By $53.5 Billion – An 89% Increase – In The Two Pandemic Years. By Comparison, That’s How Much The Entire Program Cost In 2009 During The Great Recession.

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