Category: SNAP Highlights

As millions wait on food stamp approvals, feds tell states to speed it up

Understaffed agencies shake off pandemic cobwebs, delaying aid sometimes for months. This article was originally published in Stateline. Read it here. Alaska has some of the most expensive groceries in the country. Many rural Alaskans depend on food…

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Alaska must face food stamp litigation after a year of stays, court says

This article was originally published in Alaska Beacon. Read it here. In January of last year, 10 Alaskans sued the state because they said the Department of Health failed to provide food stamps within the time frames required by federal…

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District Court Judge Denies State of Alaska’s Motion to Stay Federal SNAP Lawsuit 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2024  CONTACT:  ALASKA – In a win for vulnerable Alaskans who rely on SNAP benefits, a District Court Judge has denied the State’s motion to stay ongoing litigation challenging Alaska’s SNAP processing delays,…

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Our Fight to Secure SNAP Benefits for Low-income Communities

Food insecurity remains a major problem across the nation and particularly impacts children, low-wage workers, and people with disabilities. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—originally created as the Food Stamp Program during the Great Depression—is the largest federal…

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New York City faulted for delays in getting emergency food aid to struggling families

This article was originally published in Spectrum News NY1. Read it here. Thousands of struggling families in New York City are enduring unacceptably long wait times for emergency food and cash aid because of delays that violate a…

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Waiting for SNAP benefits? Here are some resources that can help

This article was originally published in 11Alive. Read it here. ATLANTA — As families struggle to get answers about when SNAP delays in Georgia will improve, there’s a need for resources as they try to make ends meet….

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Groups File Motion for Summary Judgement in Missouri SNAP Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2023 CONTACT: Katharine Deabler-Meadows | deabler@nclej.org    MISSOURI – The National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ), Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and Stinson LLP filed a motion for summary judgment for their federal lawsuit…

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NCLEJ Opposes Work Requirements For Public Benefits Programs 

As a condition for agreeing to raise the debt ceiling, Republican lawmakers in Congress are demanding tougher work requirements for federal aid programs, including Medicaid and SNAP. We believe this is a dramatic step in the wrong direction.  …

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Parties Reach Agreement to Put SNAP Backlog Case On Hold Pending Health Department Efforts

This article was originally published in Alaska Native News. Read it here. (Anchorage, AK) – The plaintiffs in a lawsuit over delayed food stamp benefits and the Department of Health (“DOH”) have reached a preliminary agreement to put litigation…

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Parties Reach Agreement to Put SNAP Backlog Case On Hold Pending Health Department Efforts

NOTE: This is a joint press release between The State of Alaska, NCLEJ, and Northern Justice Project. May 2, 2023 (Anchorage, AK) – The plaintiffs in a lawsuit over delayed food stamp benefits and the Department of Health…

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