Reducing Inequality and Poverty in America by Martin Feldstein – Project Syndicate – https://www.project-syndicate.org/

The largest of the ten major means-tested programs is the food subsidy program, now called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Some 46 million people, about one-seventh of the US population, receive monthly benefits totaling $75 billion per year. Despite its widespread use, the government estimates that only about 70% of those who are eligible receive benefits.
Eligibility to receive SNAP benefits is limited to households with incomes below 130% of the poverty level, about $1,700 a month for a family of three.

via Reducing Inequality and Poverty in America by Martin Feldstein – Project Syndicate – https://www.project-syndicate.org/

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