GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PREVENT JOBSEEKERS FROM BEING KICKED OFF SNAP BENEFITS
If Jobseekers Earn Wages From Work Training Programs, They Face The Prospect Of Losing SNAP Benefits
Gillibrand: “Jobseekers Should Not Face The Impossible Choice Between Work And Food”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a video press conference to announce her legislation to help prevent jobseekers from losing their SNAP benefits.
The bill would rectify loopholes within the SNAP Employment and Training program that can cause a SNAP recipient to lose benefits due to receiving wages as part of their job training.
The bill would help ensure that SNAP recipients continue to receive critical nutritional assistance while gaining skills, working to secure employment, and eventually achieving self-sufficiency.
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