SNAP Does NOT Promote Unemployment

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Further, many citizens feel as though SNAP promotes unemployment by allowing members to stay home and collect benefits at taxpayer costs. However, SNAP does not provide a substantial amount of benefits to support a comfortable life without work. In normal economic periods, most adults can only receive three months of benefits every three years if they are unemployed. (Id.) At that point, the average benefit is less than $1.40 per meal. It should be safe to assume that no citizen is willing to live off that alone.

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