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Four Ways SNAP Encourages Work

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Four Ways SNAP Encourages Work

July 27, 2017
Dawn Secor

SNAP (formerly food stamps), the nation’s most critical anti-hunger program, also encourages work, a new report and video by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explain. SNAP’s benefit structure rewards earnings over unearned income (such as Social Security or cash assistance), which incentivizes participants to work and seek higher wages or work more hours.