Reaching Those in Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2017

Reaching Those in Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2017

Published: Aug 28, 2020
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica
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Associated Project

Using Microsimulation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Analysis

Time frame: 2016–Present

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Key Findings
  • An estimated 84 percent of eligible people received SNAP benefits in fiscal year 2016.
  • An estimated 73 percent of eligible working poor people participated in SNAP in fiscal year 2016.
  • Participation rates varied widely from state to state.

This brief reviews estimated state SNAP participation rates for eligible people and eligible working poor people in 2017.

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