Monthly SNAP participation and change in participation, October 2007 - October 2013

SNAP?s eligibility requirements are unchanged. States retain the option, within certain Federal guidelines, to coordinate SNAP eligibility requirements with other safety net programs. Historical evidence suggests that the SNAP expenditures will decline even without stricter eligibility limits, as the caseload contracts in response to improving economic conditions. SNAP monthly caseload growth has slowed steadily since late 2009.

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