The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Categorical Eligibility

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This report discusses categorical eligibility and some of the issues raised by it. It first describes the three different types of categorical eligibility: traditional categorical eligibility conveyed through receipt of need-based cash assistance, and the newer "narrow" and "broad-based" categorical eligibilities conveyed via TANF "noncash" benefits. It also provides recent information on current state practices with regard to categorical eligibility. Finally, the report discusses proposals to restrict categorical eligibility.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 17, 2013
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Falk, Gene

Specialist in Social Policy

Creator (Author):
Aussenberg, Randy Alison

Analyst in Nutrition Assistance Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 17, 2013
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United States
Description:

This report discusses categorical eligibility and some of the issues raised by it. It first describes the three different types of categorical eligibility: traditional categorical eligibility conveyed through receipt of need-based cash assistance, and the newer "narrow" and "broad-based" categorical eligibilities conveyed via TANF "noncash" benefits. It also provides recent information on current state practices with regard to categorical eligibility. Finally, the report discusses proposals to restrict categorical eligibility.

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23 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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