Food Stamp Time Limits: A Burdensome Policy that Weakens the Safety Net

Trends in Food Stamp Policy Issue Brief #1
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
May 20, 2002
Sheena McConnell, John L. Czajka, Scott Cody, and Nuria Rodriguez
Food stamp time limits were meant to encourage the able-bodied to work, but this study suggests that supports to help people move into employment were often in short supply. Furthermore, many of those subject to time limits were not able to work because of serious issues such as substance abuse, medical or mental health problems, or homelessness.