By Deborah Van Fleet
Neb News Connection 

Nebraskans Will Lose SNAP Benefits If Pandemic Eligibility "Sunsets"


January 5, 2023

Deborah Van Fleet, Neb News Connection

Almost one in ten Nebraskans receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, but that could change in the new year.

If a 2021 expansion of income eligibility put in place during the pandemic is allowed to "sunset" in 2023, many fewer households and individuals will qualify for SNAP.

Tina Rockenbach - executive director for Community Action of Nebraska - said some believe since many jobs lost when COVID was at its peak have come back, there should be less need for food assistance, but that isn't what he...

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