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A government shutdown could affect certain food stamp benefits. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, is funded by the federal government but administered by individual state agencies. A fede... More »

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A government shutdown does prevent further funds from going to government nutrition programs. However, the agencies responsible have contingency plans that preserve some or most of the benefits for a brief time during sh... More »

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Social Security payments have been largely unaffected by government shutdowns. However, employee furloughs at the Social Security Administration have prevented the federal government from approving new beneficiaries and ... More »

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A government shutdown does prevent further funds from going to government nutrition programs. However, the agencies responsible have contingency plans that preserve some or most of the benefits for a brief time during sh... More »

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It's possible to apply for food stamps online, at a local Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program office or through the phone. The Food and Nutrition Service webpage lets people find their state and the application for... More »

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As of October 2014, the last shutdown of the U.S. government was in October 2013. The shutdown lasted 16 days, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, 2013. More »

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To get food stamps, make sure you meet all the requirements and possess all the necessary documentation to qualify for public assistance, and apply at your local public assistance office. Wait for your benefit card to ar... More »

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