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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Falk, Gene & Aussenberg, Randy Alison September 17, 2013.

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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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  • September 17, 2013

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Falk, Gene & Aussenberg, Randy Alison. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Categorical Eligibility, report, September 17, 2013; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc227734/: accessed May 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.