Food Stamps http://wyso.org en Farm Bill Deal Leaves Some Food Stamp Recipients Out In The Cold http://wyso.org/post/farm-bill-deal-leaves-some-food-stamp-recipients-out-cold <p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The House of Representatives passed a compromise farm bill Wednesday, which among other provisions will makes some cuts to food stamps.</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> The deal includes $8.6 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:23:20 +0000 Emily McCord 45224 at http://wyso.org Ohio Issuing Fewer Replacement Food Stamp Cards http://wyso.org/post/ohio-issuing-fewer-replacement-food-stamp-cards <p>The number of replacement food stamp cards issued by the state of Ohio is down - meaning fewer were lost, stolen and used fraudulently.</p><p>State data show Ohio issued nearly 328 thousand replacement electronic benefit cards in 2013, down 8 percent from 2012. During that period, participation in the program increased.</p><p>Food stamp benefits are uploaded monthly on benefit transfer cards, which are similar to debit cards and require a personal identification number.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 45209 at http://wyso.org Ohio U.S. Senators Weigh In On The War On Poverty http://wyso.org/post/ohio-us-senators-weigh-war-poverty <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:12:56 +0000 Lewis Wallace 44551 at http://wyso.org Ohio U.S. Senators Weigh In On The War On Poverty 134K Ohioans Must Meet Work Requirements to Get Food Stamps http://wyso.org/post/134k-ohioans-must-meet-work-requirements-get-food-stamps <p>As families prepare to gather around the table for Thanksgiving, state policymakers are urging the governor to change requirements for food assistance. Starting at the beginning of next year, more than 134,000 Ohioans will lose their food stamps unless they meet certain work or training requirements. This affects childless adults ages 18 to 50 who are not disabled.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:06:00 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 42640 at http://wyso.org 134K Ohioans Must Meet Work Requirements to Get Food Stamps Food Assistance Cuts Affect Millions Of Ohioans http://wyso.org/post/food-assistance-cuts-affect-millions-ohioans <p>A cut to food assistance goes into effect across the country today, Nov. 1. The end of federal stimulus funds will affect close to 2 million people in Ohio who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, for food.</p><p></p><p>After the economy crashed, the 2009 Recovery Act propped up food assistance with &nbsp;billions in additional funds. That money expired on Halloween, which means reduced benefits for almost all SNAP recipients.</p><p></p><p>Leslie Bates of Greene County Job and Family Services says the average cut in Greene County is $26 per family.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:47:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 41461 at http://wyso.org