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Legal Aid Society To The Rescue
Legal Aid Society To The Rescue

For Tennesseans who are dependent on public assistance benefits, a difference of $100 or $200 in their monthly budgets can dramatically affect the way they live.The Legal Aid Society may be able to help.

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Monday Afternoon Deadline for SNAP Benefits (1/14/19)
Monday Afternoon Deadline for SNAP Benefits (1/14/19)

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking steps today to alert SNAP recipients of a very important deadline imposed by the USDA. Individuals who are renewing their benefits or filing a 6 month Simplified Report form need to have any required paperwork in by the end of business Monday, January 14.

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Immediate Action Required By TN SNAP Recipients
Immediate Action Required By TN SNAP Recipients

The federal government's shutdown requires SNAP recipients to file paperwork by the end of the business day this coming Monday.

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SNAP Benefits Continue
SNAP Benefits Continue

You can use SNAP benefits at stores throughout the county and also at the local Farmers Market on John R. Rice Boulevard.

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Legislation To Modernize Program For Needy Families Passes
Legislation To Modernize Program For Needy Families Passes

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is applauding the recent passage of key changes to the State's Families First program.

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Senator Jim Tracy praises actions by governor to ensure taxpayers don't pay welfare to able bodied people
Senator Jim Tracy praises actions by governor to ensure taxpayers don't pay welfare to able bodied people

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) praised action taken by Governor Bill Haslam Monday (9/18/17) to reinstate federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents...

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Government assistance to Tennessee families may be on the decrease
Government assistance to Tennessee families may be on the decrease

More than 19 percent of Tennesseans receive government food assistance, but a report released by the United States Department of Agriculture looked at national data and found there was a slight decrease in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment.

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Tennessee to further investigate the selling of Food Stamp Cards or SNAP Benefeits
Tennessee to further investigate the selling of Food Stamp Cards or SNAP Benefeits

SNAP is the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. SNAP trafficking refers to the buying, selling, and/or attempt to buy and/or sell SNAP benefits in exchange for money, drugs, guns, ammunition, or any other exchange on value.

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Those who live in rural areas of Middle Tennessee utilizing more government food programs
Those who live in rural areas of Middle Tennessee utilizing more government food programs

"And what we found is that during that time period, more households in rural areas received SNAP benefits than did households in more urban - both metropolitan and small-city - areas..."

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More Talks About Drug Test for Those on Food Stamps
More Talks About Drug Test for Those on Food Stamps
We have learned that more drops in funding may be nearing in the SNAP food program and some of those decreases could come in the form of drug test for the poor.
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Local Families to See Decrease in Food Stamp Benefit Payments
Starting on Friday (November 1), the federal government’s short term inflation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program known as SNAP will end.
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