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Issues in Food Assistance—The Standard Deduction in the Food Stamp Benefit Formula

by Parke E. Wilde

Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report No. (FANRR-26-3) 4 pp, June 2002

This issue brief explains the role of the standard deduction in the food stamp benefit formula and analyzes options for changing the level of the standard deduction.

Keywords: Food Stamp Program, FSP, Welfare Reform, program participation, food assistance and nutrition programs

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Last updated: Monday, May 20, 2013

For more information contact: Parke E. Wilde