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SNAP Time Limit Comments

By August 17, 2020September 2nd, 2020No Comments

The comment period has ended. Thank you to all who submitted comments. We will post updates to the proposed rule as they become available.

The Proposed New Rule

Food assistance is at risk–again. Just months after Congress and the Administration debated and reauthorized SNAP through the Farm Bill, the Administration is now proposing to implement, through executive action, what it failed to secure through legislation.

Federal law already requires that states limit SNAP eligibility to just three months out of every three years for unemployed and underemployed adults without dependent children unless they can document 20 hours of work a week

Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed to make those time limits even harsher. USDA’s proposed rule would undercut states’ ability to waive these harsh time limits in many areas where there are too few jobs. The USDA estimates its proposal would eliminate SNAP benefits for an additional 755,000 adults and cut SNAP benefits on a ten-year basis by $15 billion.

Submit your comments now!

Join Hunger Solutions New York and our national partners, Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Feeding America, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Center for American Progress to generate lots of comments making clear that these cuts would vastly increase food insecurity in New York State and across America.

Deadline to submit comments is on or before April 2, 2019.

A basic template model for comments can be found here.

Anti-Hunger Organization submit your comments at FRAC
Emergency Feeding Programs Submit your comments at Feeding America

Additional Resources

Visit Our SNAP ABAWD Time Limits resource page to learn more about time limits for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents. 

Read the proposed rule:

To learn more about the proposed SNAP Time Limit Rule, visit:

Food Research & Action Center
The Food Research Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

  • Blog by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the harm of the Proposed Rule:

CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty nonprofit advancing policy solutions for low-income people.

  • Blog reminding us why it’s so important to submit comments on harmful administrative proposals like this one: