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Bill Would Reverse Ban on Drug Felons Getting SNAP Benefits

Written by Tara Holmes on January 19, 2019

Huntington Herald-Dispatch – Currently in West Virginia, a person convicted of mass murder can receive food assistance from the state if he or she is released from prison, but a felony drug conviction comes with a lifetime ban.

Legislators hope to make that more fair and hopefully give those who served their time a better second chance by repealing that ban. Read article.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is a federal program. Funds are distributed to states to be distributed to beneficiaries.

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