Four lawmakers, seeking to improve what they called New Jersey's "chronically poor performance" in administering the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, have introduced a three-bill package of legislation aimed at addressing the problem of delays in the SNAP application proce…
Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result.
People in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and 15 other states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.
Come Nov. 1, the average family of four in New Jersey and across the country that receive food stamps will bring in about $36 less in monthly benefits as the temporary increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) runs out.
Nearly one million New Jerseyans will see a cut in their federal food assistance benefits this fall, when a temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) expires on October 31.