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Your Questions Answered: What Signing Online Petitions Means in Our Work

Many of us have signed online petitions before. You have probably seen them on social media, or been invited to sign them in an email or text. Sometimes, it can be unclear what impact your signature has, but rest assured your voice makes a difference. Here are the answers to some of the most common …

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Know your rights: Have you received a demand letter for a SNAP overpayment?

Facing a SNAP overpayment or worried about receiving one? Below, you’ll find resources with information on… Why an overpayment might happen  Steps you can take to resolve or appeal an overpayment, and Tips on minimizing your risk of receiving overpayment notices in the future. Did you know… federal law requires states to pursue SNAP overpayments, …

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SNAP Benefits Went Up!

SNAP benefits are increasing! As of this month, new updates to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan will increase SNAP benefits. The following table shows the increased projected average benefits for households: What is the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP)? The Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) is the set of guidelines used to …

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Now is the time to apply for SNAP in Nebraska

Nebraska’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has changed for the better! Now more people qualify for support buying groceries, even as they take raises at work. On May 26, 2021, Nebraska passed a law that increased the income limit for SNAP from 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 165% (see chart below). The …

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Make your SNAP go further with Double Up Food Bucks (available in Lincoln and Omaha)!

Your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits go further with the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) Program! This program lets folks on SNAP get twice the fresh produce for your money. This means when you spend up to $20 of SNAP on fresh fruits and vegetables, you can get up to $40 worth of food! …

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Encuentra comidas gratis para niños por un línea de texto

Familias con niños de 1 al 18 anos pueden encontrar comida gratis por una línea de texto  Escuelas están cerrados por el momento pero distribuciones de comida gratis continúan en Nebraska El Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano continuará distribuyendo comidas GRATUITAS para niños de 1 a 18 años durante los meses en que …

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WE DID IT: the SNAP cliff effect bill becomes law

With strong community support, the Nebraska Legislature voted to override the veto on the SNAP cliff effect bill (LB108) yesterday afternoon. Introduced and prioritized by Senator John McCollister, this bill will now allow thousands of Nebraskans to be able to take a pay raise without fear of losing all of their food benefits! View how …

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TONIGHT at 6:30pm – TAKE ACTION Open House on the SNAP Cliff Effect Bill (LB108)

Despite strong support from the Nebraska Legislature, Governor Ricketts vetoed the SNAP Cliff Effect Bill (LB108). LB108 fixes the SNAP cliff effect by helping families avoid the tough choice between taking a pay raise or feeding their families. This bill passed with 33 yes votes from Nebraska senators whose substantial support underlines the critical importance …

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Take Action: Tell your senator to support the SNAP Cliff Effect bill and reduce hunger in Nebraska

With 29 yes votes and strong community support, the SNAP cliff effect bill (LB108) will be up for its second round of debate very soon! We need your help to get this bill over the finish line. LB108 addresses the SNAP cliff effect, where a small raise at work triggers a much larger loss of …

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