Illinois officials have been put on the clock to fix a longstanding problem with their slow distribution of food assistance or they’ll lose millions of dollars in federal funding, putting a hole in the state’s budget.
According to a new report produced by the Government and Accountability Office (GAO), at least $1 billion in food stamp benefits are “trafficked annually,” meaning they are fraudulently used. The extent of the fraud is uncertain, the GAO warns, estimating the abuse of the program could be as high as $4.7 billion.
The Trump administration is revising a 22-year-old federal regulation that has enabled states, with the help of a left-wing political organization, to acquire waivers exempting able-bodied adults without dependents (ABWDs) from having to work or undergo job training to receive taxpayer-funded benefits such as food stamps.
The White House said President Donald Trump was “disappointed” in the defeat of the House Republican farm bill on Friday after the conservative Freedom Caucus torpedoed the legislation.
Amazon ranks high on a list charting Ohio’s employers with the most workers and their family members on food stamps, with a new report estimating that more than 10 percent of its workforce in the state qualifies for the federal aid.
The number of individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, declined by more than two million in fiscal year 2017, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture.
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $150,000 to study the “intersection of food insecurity and smoking.”
The Washington Post’s Wonkblog reported Thursday that immigrants in the United States are increasingly going hungry because of President Donald Trump, while offering no evidence to show that is actually the case.
Entitlement programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and food stamps have gained tens of thousands of beneficiaries under the Obama administration.
Dead retailers redeemed more than $2 billion worth of food stamps, according to a new audit.