SNAP Snafus Precede Cutbacks

SNAP Snafus Precede Cutbacks

WASHINGTON — Problems with the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program this month appeared to be a series of coincidences with unfortunate timing, as the temporary partial government shutdown, the closure of military commissaries and a technical glitch all converged to cause challenges for retailers and consumers alike.

In addition, the problems arose just as a temporary increase in SNAP benefits is about to expire at the end of October, and benef

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