PCOA is concerned about the proposed rule put forth by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to change eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly "food stamps"). The proposed rule would take away SNAP benefits from nearly 40,000 vulnerable Arizonans, including nearly 7,000 vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities.
The proposed rule risks a household's ability to attain self-sufficiency. It would take food assistance away from households with modest assets, including a car they use to get to work or savings they've accumulated to protect them in an emergency.
The proposed rule adds unnecessary red tape. It adds to complexity and administrative costs, thereby limiting access to SNAP benefits and program efficiencies.
Instead of making things harder for people struggling with hunger to get the support they need to remain independent, we should be helping those in need.
Please click "take action" to submit a comment opposing the SNAP rule change to the USDA.