The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Program Overview
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This one-pager provides a quick overview of how SNAP works and details the many populations who benefit from SNAP: children, working families, active military and veterans, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and rural households. It also dispels common myths about SNAP by clarifying eligibility as being for U.S. citizens and lawful residents only and offering information about the low prevalence of fraud and error.