Trump proposes overhauling food stamps

Combined with other changes requested in President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget, the proposal would constitute the biggest overhaul of the government’s food safety-net system since it was created roughly a half-century ago.

Read more about Perdue’s proposal here. 

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FOOD STAMPS: 

1. Food stamps are available to citizens of the United States and certain immigrants living legally in the country.

2. To be eligible, a household cannot earn more than 130 percent of the poverty level. For a family of three, that is $26,208 a year. The maximum benefit for that family would be $511 a month.

3. Two-thirds of food stamp participants are children, seniors and adults with a disability.

4. Forty percent of food stamp recipients live in working households.

5. Georgia is rolling out work requirements for able-bodied adults without kids or dependents. The requirements are in 24 counties, several in the Atlanta area, and are slated to go statewide by 2019.

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