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Administration Publishes Final Work Requirement Regulation

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Administration Publishes Final Work Requirement Regulation

By Zachary Tashman Today, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its final rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents”. According to the USDA’s regulatory impact analysis, this rule change would eliminate SNAP benefits for 688,000 adults by 2021. Currently, adults without dependents who do not meet the 20-hour per week […]

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Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census: What You Can Do to Educate Your Network

By Zachary Tashman On Thursday, November 7th, the National Assembly hosted a Washington Policy Council to discuss strategies for ensuring a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census, particularly among young children. Deborah Stein, Network Director at Partnership for America’s Children, presented findings from the CountallKids campaign outlining  why so many young children are […]

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Supplemental Security Income In the 116th Congress

By Zachary Tashman The SSI Program The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program was established in 1972 under Title 16 of the Social Security Act. The stated goal of SSI was to improve economic conditions for older adults and people with disabilities. The SSI program supplies monthly cash assistance for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. […]

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Administration Proposes Third SNAP Regulation This Year

On October 3rd, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Proposed Rule on the Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances. The regulation would prevent states from establishing utility and housing allowances when determining Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This provision allows individuals and families who spend more than half their income […]

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Final Overtime Rule Scheduled to Take Effect January 1st, 2020

By Marie Camino Last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its final overtime rule , which revises provisions within the Fair Labor Standards Act that pertain to minimum wage and overtime pay exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees. The rule will raise the salary threshold for overtime exemptions from $455 weekly to $684 […]

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