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Study: Food stamp benefits too low

Mar 01, 2018 - The Washington Post

Research shows amounts don't cover meal costs in 99 percent of counties

The Trump administration recently proposed massive, across-the-board cuts to food stamps. But even without those cuts, a new analysis finds, current benefit amounts don't cover the full cost of meals for the vast majority of recipients.

The report, released this week by researchers at the Urban Institute and the University of Illinois, compared the maximum, per-meal benefit allowed by the food stamp program with ...