Some states in the country failed to pay and send the monthly benefits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program while thousands of the recipients are at risk of losing it.
Delayed Payment of SNAP Benefits
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit has helped millions of American families, especially, low-income households to meet their daily needs and buy nutritious foods. This monthly benefit even became more significant during the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a published article in Yahoo News, some states failed to pay and send the SNAP benefits to the recipients. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recorded that around 63% or 46,234 applications in May were delayed in May. On the official page of the state Department of Human Services, there were recipients who commented that they applied for renewal of the benefits but they did not still receive the monthly payments until now.
Thousands are At Risk of Losing the Benefits
According to a published article in GoBanking Rates, thousands of SNAP benefit recipients may lose their monthly payments. Kylie Winton, a spokesperson with DHS, said, “We are working as quickly as possible to get all applications/renewals processed, and are actively hiring to fill positions so we can serve our clients more expeditiously, but we are also being hampered by federal rules and requirements, which prevent us from streamlining this process.”
It is projected that thousands may lose SNAP in 2025 under the new legislation. President Bident recently signed also a bill that changed the work requirements for older adults and suspend the debt limit.