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“Pa. to eliminate asset test for food stamps”

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This April 21, 2015 article on the Philly.com website talks about a change coming to the SNAP (Food stamp) program.  It has been said in this article that as of Monday the asset test is being removed from the SNAP program.

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“This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps”

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This July 8, 2014 Washington Post article talks about what it’s like to be in poverty from the perspective of someone who had it all so to speak and then found herself on food

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“Pa. makes heating aid change to save food stamps”

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This March 7, 2014 WHTM ABC27 article talks about changes being made to the Snap program.

 

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“Faces of the hungry confront shoppers, motorists”

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This February 17, 2014 article in The Intelligencer talks about the struggle faced by some who are in desperate need of food and the responses they get from those who see them on the streets.  The article also talks about people who ask for handouts but don’t actually have a need for them and the problems this causes or those who have a real need.

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“Cuts to SNAP program complicated, but slight”

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This February 8, 2014 article in the Warren Times Observer talks about the cut seen by many receiving SNAP benefits (food stamps) and explains some of the reasoning behind the cuts.

 

 

 

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“Food Stamp Cuts, Cold Weather Put Extra Strain On Food Pantries”

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This January 28, 2014 NPR: The Salt article talks about the domino effect that occurs as temperatures drop causing heating bills to rise and for some a shortage of food because they have to shift money from their food budget to their heating budget leaving more people turning to food banks for help.

 

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“Pa. asset test for food stamps still in place as Congress fails to act on federal cuts”

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This January 6, 2014 article on the Philly NewsWorks website talks about the controversy over the asset test for people on Food stamps in Pennsylvania

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