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Food Stamps

A federally-funded program administered locally by the county or the state that enables low-income and indigent households to obtain food stamp coupons which can be exchanged in nearly all grocery stores for food or electronic benefit transfer (EBT) "debit" cards which can be used to purchase food. Approved households are entitled to receive a monthly allotment of food stamp coupons (or to purchase a designated amount of food utilizing their cards) based on net income and household size. Expedited food stamps are available within five days for people who are in an emergency situation and whose income and spendable resources for that month are within specified limits.

Taxonomy Code: NL-600.200

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