Speech to Text for Food stamp changes
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million americans use foousda officials say this all started when a millionaire in minnesota was able to enroll in the program ... simply to highlight just how easy it can be for people to get food stamps. and several people i spoke with today told me it's upsetting for the people who actually need food stamps in order to make ends meet. courtney says, "it's really helpful for people that really need and are struggling." courtney walker's mom raised her and her two siblings as a single parent. a few times growing up, her mom needed the extra help. courtney says, "especially going through rough times there's been times where my mom has been unemployed and she has three kids so it really helped us stay on our feet." with this new proposed rule, more than three million people will no longer be eligible for food stamps. that's because the new rule will fix a loophole that the usda says allows people to receive assistance when they "clearly don't need it". courtney says, "people that abuse it are trying to take advantage of the system and it could be used for people who need it. there's people who are left who really need it, but can't get it because there's other people who were getting it that don't need it." as of now, the usda says 40 states, including the district of columbia, streamline the food stamp application process to people who qualify for benefits under the temporary assistance for needy families program. meaning... the asset test is eliminated when applying this way. so assets, as well as income, are often overlooked. so much so, that the usda says a minnesota millionaire was able to successfully enroll in the program. but with this new proposed rule, the usda says it's hoping it will allow them to ensure assistance programs are delivered to those most in need. and so are those who say they actually need these programs to get by. "do some digging as workers and help people out that really need it." usda says this new rule could save $2.5 billion dollars in tax payer money. right now, the usda is actually asking for people to provide their input on this proposal. the comment period will be open for the next 60 days. you can find a link to this on our website, kdrv.com. you can also find a county break down of how many people in our area could be impacted. in medford, cassidy delamarter, newswatch12. we're