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September 28, 2015
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Food Stamps Will Be Affected by Government Shutdown

"SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) will not be available for use by recipients if the federal government shuts down. The Tennessee Department of Human Services is over 90% federally funded and a federal government shutdown will impact operations."

"USDA has advised that SNAP benefits will not be available for use on October 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, if there is a government shutdown resulting in a lapse of federal funding. This includes any SNAP benefit that is left on an EBT card from a prior month."

"Although the Department is optimistic that the shutdown will not occur, we are doing our due diligence to ensure we are prepared in the event a shutdown does occur. We do not have any information regarding TANF/Families’ First benefits at this time. These funds may or may not be impacted. Depending on the duration of a potential shutdown, SNAP benefits may or may not continue to be impacted after October."

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POTENTIAL GOV SHUTDOWN WILL EFFECT SNAP BENEFITS
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