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

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

Trends in Food Stamp Policy Issue Brief #1
Published: May 20, 2002
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
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John L. Czajka

Scott Cody

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.

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