The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Analysis

1013 WordsJun 23, 20185 Pages
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S.N.A.P.) is a federal program founded in 1964, with the purpose of reducing hunger and malnutrition in the United States. Low-income families and individuals that qualify for this federal assistance can buy food every month in the form of an electronic benefit transfer (EBT). These EBT cards are similar to debit card; cardholder’s recipient can use their cash benefits or buy eligible food at most stores and retailers. Over the years S.N.A.P expenses have dramatically increase. S.N.A.P needs reform due to the never-ending of the amount of waste, fraud, and abuse. Considering that S.NA.P has helped many low-income families, disable, aged and able-bodied without dependents to overcome their…show more content…
This type of fraud needs to stop because it is only affecting hard working people that pay their taxes. To prevent fraud the government should force recipients to show proof that they are searching for a job or working and prove they are financially needful. Also, S.N.AP requisites should be replaced with a strong work requirement in order to qualify for any type of help. Michael Tanner states that only aged, disable or parenting very young children should not be required to work and those non-exempt adults receiving S.N.A.P would need to be enroll on any type of work-related activity (Tanner). Those who fail to participate in these activities should be penalized or get completely disqualified. Hilary Hoynes, Department of Economics University of California, and Diane Schanzenbach, School of Education and social policy Northwestern University, comment that since food stamps was introduced to the public a noticeable reduction in employment and hours worked has dramatically changed (Hoynes and schanzenbach). United State government should require recipients to show a picture Id at the time of any transaction with an EBT card to help lower the fraud. Lastly, there is not a time limit to how long people can receive S.N.A.P. For instance, some families have been receiving S.N.A.P. for more than eight years. Those individuals
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