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:
- 1 page overview of the rule and impact
- MLRI comments (April 2019) in opposition to the rule
- 1/6/2020 Press Release from MA Attorney General Maura Healey on AG's involvement in federal lawsuit opposing the final rule
- See MassLegalServices.org/ABAWD for more information about the time limit.
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: