The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

Trump Admin Proposed Cuts to SNAP - MLRI Summary Chart, fact sheets, comments


In 2019, USDA filed 3 sets of proposed rule changes that would result in significant cuts to SNAP if enacted.

The first of the 3 rules, expanding the time limit for certain childless non-disabled adults subject to strict work rules, was scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2020 but was halted by a court action while the court evaluates the legality of the rule. 

Click here for MLRI's summary chart explaining the three USDA proposed rules, status and caseload impact. 

For additional information:

Resources on USDA's 3 SNAP rules changes:

1. SNAP Time Limit on Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents - pending "ABAWD" rule:

2. Lower SNAP Gross Income + Imposing Low Asset Test - proposed "Broad Based Categorical Eligiblity" rule:

3. Shelter costs - proposed limit on utility deduction in the SNAP math:

Limit Offer