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Cut to Benefits to Affect One in Five West Virginia Residents

August 2, 2013

Charleston Gazette – About one in five West Virginians will see a reduction in their food assistance when a temporary boost to federal benefits expires this fall. Read

About 350,000 state residents get benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, according to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Those benefits will be reduced when a boost to SNAP benefits included in the federal stimulus bill expires Oct. 31.