Reaching Those in Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2014 (Brief)

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Jan 19, 2017
Karen Cunnyngham

Key Findings:

  • An estimated 83 percent of the people eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in 2014 participated in the program.
  • About 70 percent of "working poor" people received benefits.
  • Participation rates varied widely from state to state. 
The brief reviews participation rates for eligible people and the working poor nationally and for each of the 50 states in 2014.

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