New White House proposal could lead to thousands losing food stamps

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(CNN) — The Trump administration wants to limit the ability of states to waive current employment requirements for the supplemental nutrition assistance program, the program that gives low income people financial assistance to buy food.

According to the Department of Agriculture, more than 750,000 people could lose their benefits under the administration’s plan.

A researcher told a House Subcommittee Wednesday those people make about $550 a month on average. She says they are some of the poorest in America.

Currently, working age adults without children must have jobs or be in a training program to receive benefits. Waivers are available for disabled people and those who live in an area with high unemployment.

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