The Importance of Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE) in SNAP

Testimony

The Importance of Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE) in SNAP

Testimony before the House Ag Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations
June 20, 2019

Abstract

Elaine Waxman provided testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture’s subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations during a hearing titled, “Categorical Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).” The testimony included a survey of the research on SNAP, and Waxman concludes that the research suggests that eliminating or significantly restricting BBCE could undermine key goals of SNAP, including: reducing food insecurity, encouraging work and increased earnings, allowing family asset building, and minimizing state fiscal burdens.
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