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Children accounted for 44 percent of SNAP participants in 2013

Children accounted for 44 percent of SNAP participants in 2013
The composition of the SNAP caseload has shifted somewhat between children and nonelderly adults in the last half decade. In fiscal 2013, children represented 44.4 percent of all SNAP participants, down from 49.2 percent in 2006, while adults age 18-59 accounted for 46.4 percent of participants in 2012 and 42.1 percent in 2006. Elderly participants’ share of the SNAP caseload was relatively stable over the period.

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Last updated: Thursday, May 07, 2015

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