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Welch Advocates for Enhanced SNAP Support for Student and Senior Communities

Senator Welch Proposes Student Loan Deduction for Vermont Food Stamp Recipients

Bipartisan Support for Excluding Social Security Income in Vermont Food Stamp Eligibility

According to WCAX3, Senator Peter Welch introduced two bills to improve food stamps enhanced SNAP for people in Vermont. One bill lets people deduct student loan payments from their income for food stamps enhanced SNAP. The other bill doesn’t count extra Social Security money for seniors when deciding food stamp enhanced SNAP help. Welch says these bills will aid people, especially seniors and students during food price increases. Both Democrats and Republicans back the bills due to widespread food insecurity concerns.

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Welch Advocates for Enhanced SNAP Support for Student and Senior Communities. (PHOTO: 92.1 WVTK)

Senator Welch‘s Bills Target Rising Food Costs for Vulnerable Populations

Senator Welch stresses the importance of his bills as food costs rise, especially for low-income individuals. He aims to make a real impact on those struggling to afford food, particularly seniors and students. Anti-hunger groups agree, noting the current system isn’t keeping pace with rising costs. Welch’s proposed laws seek to provide more assistance to those in need, potentially easing the burden for many relying on food stamps.

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