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Characteristics of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program households: Fiscal Year 2015

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Monday, January 30, 2017 - 13:19
Organizational Author: 
United States Department of Agriculture
Individual Author: 
Gray, Kelsey Farson
Fisher, Sarah
Lauffer, Sarah
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Published Date (Date): 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This report describes the characteristics of SNAP households and participants and presents an overview of SNAP eligibility requirements and benefit levels in fiscal year 2015 (October 2014 through September 2015). In fiscal year 2015, approximately 82 percent of SNAP households lived in poverty; these households received 57 percent of all benefits. Seventy-five percent of SNAP households included a child, an elderly individual, or an individual with a disability; these households received 82 percent of all benefits. The average SNAP monthly benefit in fiscal year 2015 was $254. (Author abstract)

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