Yet approximately 30 percent of all Nebraska households applying for food assistance needlessly wait longer than a month for approval for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Because of the State of Nebraska’s troubled ACCESS Nebraska benefit processing system, these families are forced to wait beyond the 30-day federal requirement for applications to be approved or denied – some waiting as many as 45 to 60 days for approval.
That means hundreds of Nebraska kids and families every month face hunger and uncertainty awaiting a simple response.
That’s why Appleseed filed a class action lawsuit in August (Leiting-Hall v. Winterer) on behalf of a working mother and her children to ensure families who are eligible for food assistance receive it in a timely manner.
No child or family should face hunger alone. But they won’t be alone with allies like you standing up for justice in our state.
Your donation to Appleseed will help ensure SNAP efficiently serves the more than 170,000 Nebraska kids and families who utilize the program today.