Millions of Americans were receiving more food stamps, but the governor of one state is appealing the decision to terminate the program.
Kentucky’s governor has opted to veto a measure that would have eliminated further benefits for half a million inhabitants of the Bluegrass State.
He explained his decision to exercise his veto.
In a video posted on March 16, he warned that eliminating emergency assistance will make it impossible for elders and children to purchase the food they require.
The bill he rejected would have put an end to the additional food stamps that had been provided as a result of COVID-19 six weeks earlier.
The food stamps were originally scheduled to expire on April 14, but the law changed that date to March 7.
If the Republican Party succeeds in overriding their veto, thousands of people would lose their additional food stamps, which are worth around $100.
If it isn’t, they will continue to have them for another month.
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Food stamps for emergencies are explained.
During the epidemic, SNAP payments were made available to millions of families on a temporary basis.
They were distributed to states that had declared a public health emergency in their respective jurisdictions.
The payments will come to an end on April 15 unless the government extends them.
Extensions have already occurred, allowing them to continue for this length of time.
Iowa has already opted to revert to pre-pandemic benefits beginning in April of this year.