America’s seniors may be pinched by a reduction in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
Much of the media coverage on the reduction in the food stamp program in President Trump’s proposed budget is focused on new additional work requirements that are being proposed. However, it could have a major impact on the elderly, according to CNBC in "Trump's plan to slash food stamp assistance would be a major setback for these retailers."
The budget proposed drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly referred to as food stamps.
Millions of American seniors rely on receiving food stamps to make ends meet every month. Since many of them are unable to go back to work, they do not have an obvious way to make up the difference, should they lose their assistance.
To be fair, the Trump administration is expecting the states to make up the difference from federal cuts. That might happen, but it will be a state by state battle to see that it does.
Reference: CNBC (June 2, 2017) "Trump's plan to slash food stamp assistance would be a major setback for these retailers."