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SNAP Provides Needed Food Assistance to Millions of People with Disabilities

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SNAP Provides Needed Food Assistance to Millions of People with Disabilities

June 22, 2017
By
Dawn Secor

Millions of Americans of all ages have disabilities, which can have devastating economic consequences:  people with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty, endure material hardships, and experience food insecurity than people without.  SNAP serves millions of people with a broad range of functional impairments or limitations. 

People with disabilities account for nearly 1 in 5 SNAP participants under age 65. Nationwide, about 9 million non-elderly Americans with disabilities receive SNAP benefits to help keep food on the table. More than a third of non-elderly people with disabilities receive support from SNAP. 

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a new report on how SNAP helps millions of people with disabilities and highlights the opportunities to increase SNAP’s effectiveness at reaching and serving people with disabilities.

 

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