Thursday, September 28, 2023

Thousands of SNAP recipients would be affected if Donald Trump returns to the presidency

The United States will experience a new election campaign in 2024. It is clear that the problem is causing uncertainty among millions of North American citizens. For his part, Donald Trump appears as one of the candidates for the presidency despite his problems with the law.

In this case, there is a risk that several programs will temporarily close or disappear. For example, during Trump’s presidency from 2017 to 2021, there was considerable controversy surrounding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The truth is that the former American president intended to exclude 700,000 Americans from the SNAP program. Their reasoning at the time was that many SNAP recipients didn’t really need the help.

Additionally, the country had a stable economy and low unemployment rates at the time, all before the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world.

On the other hand, it was also about tightening the work requirements, which is why the new criteria came into force from September 2023. However, at the time, Trump’s proposed legislation had no results and was blocked.

Currently, a new law passed under President Joe Biden tightens work requirements due to non-compliance with the debt ceiling.

What would happen if Trump returned to the presidency?

If this happens, thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries could be at risk.

As a result, it is estimated that approximately 25,000 people between the ages of 50 and 54 would likely lose their SNAP eligibility. This was confirmed by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

It is important to mention here that by 2023, more than 42.5 million people have received benefits from this nutrition program.

What worries people most is that Trump could put pressure on the passage of a law like the one he wanted to pass in 2019. That’s despite the former president not commenting on his administration’s approach to coupons. SNAP.

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