Food Assistance & Nutrition Research Program No. (FANRR-26-3) 4 pp

June 2002

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

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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