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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates Vary by State

In the continuing debate about the effectiveness of nutrition programs for low-income people, policymakers want to know whether people in different areas of the country who need SNAP benefits are getting them. This brief notes wide variation across states. About 66% of eligible people across the U.S. received SNAP benefits in 2007. The brief also notes that 56% of eligible workers participated in the program. (Mathematica). Read moreĀ» 01/07/2010