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Nebraska SNAP Emergency ALlotment Distribution Months

SNAP Emergency Allotments should not be considered with Overpayments

Federal law requires states to pursue SNAP overpayments, regardless of whether that overpayment resulted from household or agency error. (see our blog for more details). However, due to the pandemic, benefits provided through SNAP Emergency Allotments are generally not subject to the same overpayment collection rules as standard SNAP assistance. Appealing the overpayment and requesting …

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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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2022 Legislative session wrap up

Last Wednesday the Legislature adjourned sine die, meaning the body has concluded its work for the session.  This year’s session introduced many new and unique challenges and opportunities. On top of normal business, senators also had to address how to allocate $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) coronavirus relief funds. The number of …

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Schools

Nebraska Appleseed’s School Nutrition Equity Cohort shows amazing results!

“This cohort has made me more aware of the audience we feed.” – Mary Carman, Gering Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services Director “I have learned that equity matters and we need to work hard to make everything available to every student.” – Gail Beyer, Bridgeport Public Schools Administrative Assistant Nebraska’s school nutrition programs continue improving food …

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Historic child welfare bill passes

This Wednesday is the last official day of the 2022 session! Unless there are veto override votes, all of this session’s legislative business is complete. Wednesday’s agenda will mostly consist of closing remarks from senators, the Speaker, and the Governor.  Last week was an extremely busy time at the legislature, with successful passage of two …

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SNAP Reentry Bill Fails in the Legislature, but We’re Continuing the Fight

Earlier this week, the Nebraska Legislature failed to advance LB 121, the SNAP Reentry Bill. This bill would have ended the lifetime ban on SNAP food benefits for Nebraskans convicted of certain drug felonies and reentering our communities. Current law specifically limits access to food for these folks, even after serving their sentence – essentially double punishing people for …

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SNAP reentry bill fails to advance, but we will keep fighting

We are nearing the end of the 2022 session, with three legislative days set for this week. The last day, Day 60, is scheduled for Wednesday April 20th. There are still a number of priority bills slated for final votes in the coming days, including a few of Appleseed’s priorities, so there is still work …

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Nebraska Appleseed Responds to Legislature’s Failure to End Arbitrary Food Ban with LB121

***For Immediate Release***Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Contact: James GoddardSenior Director of Programs, Nebraska AppleseedO: 402-438-8853 x108C: 402-570-9462jgoddard@neappleseed.org  Nebraska Appleseed Responds to Legislature’s Failure to End Arbitrary Food Ban with LB121 Lincoln, NE — Today, Nebraska Appleseed’s Economic Justice Program Manager for Food and Nutrition Access Eric Savaiano issued the following statement on the Nebraska Legislature’s …

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TAKE ACTION: Tell your senator everyone deserves to eat!

It’s counterproductive to ban people from food assistance when they need it most. LB121 would end Nebraska’s harmful lifetime SNAP ban for people with certain drug-related convictions. It will be debated on select file as soon as Monday. Tell your senator to vote YES on LB121. This ban hurts people who are reentering society at …

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Emergency rental aid bill failed, but the fight is not over

On Tuesday, the Nebraska Legislature failed to override the Governor’s veto of LB 1073.  First and foremost, we want to thank you for calling, emailing, and sharing your story with your senator. You showed up for your family, friends, and neighbors, and it did not go unnoticed. Because of this support, the Treasury Department is …

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