Advocacy Action Item:
This is the third proposal this year to cut SNAP benefits used by families and individuals who struggle with poverty and food insecurity.
USDA’s proposed rule on SNAP Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances would cut program benefits by a total of $4.5 billion over five years. This cut would result from changes in how states take households’ utility costs into account in determining the amount of SNAP benefits for which they qualify.
Comment deadline: December 2, 2019. Submit comments here.