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Farm Bill - Provisions 1996-2001 farm and food legislation...

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Provisions   1996-2001 farm and food legislation   2002 Farm Bill   Food Stamp Program benefits The Food Stamp  Program (FSP)  aids  qualified low-income  households with food  purchases.  The 1996 Farm Act reauthorized the FSP  for 2 years, adding criteria for  disqualification of food stores and wholesale  food concerns for program violations.  The program was modified and reauthorized  through fiscal year (FY) 2002 as a part of  the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work  Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA).  This welfare reform legislation reduced the  level of the maximum food stamp benefit,  limited income deductions, restricted  eligibility for many legal immigrants, and  imposed time limits for able-bodied adults  without dependents.  The FSP and related programs under the  Food Stamp Act (including the Food  Distribution Program on Indian  Reservations) are reauthorized through FY  2007. Benefits for legal  immigrants PRWORA disqualified most permanent  resident aliens from receipt of food stamps  unless they had been employed in the U.S.  for the past 10 years. The Agricultural  Research, Extension and Education Reform  Act of 1998 restored eligibility to immigrant  children, disabled, and elderly who were in  the U.S. when welfare reform took effect in  August 1996. Beginning in October 2002, eligibility for  FSP benefits is restored to legal immigrants  receiving other disability benefits. In April  2003, all legal immigrants who have been in  the U.S. continuously for 5 years will 
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  • Spring '08
  • Immigration to the United States, United States Department of Agriculture, food stamp, Fsp, Food Stamp benefits

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