SNAP and TANF assistance
This upcoming Monday, February 21, the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services will meet to discuss two bills that threaten to cut vital food and income assistance for Hoosier families.
HB 1354, "Requirements for SNAP Participants," will erect costly and complex barriers that cut vital food assistance for Hoosier children and families. Taking away SNAP (Food Stamps) from parents—and by proxy their kids—is not the right way to increase child support collections or incentivize work activities. This is a harmful, costly, and unproven proposal that we oppose.
Similarly, HB 1410, "Mandatory job search for TANF eligibility," will add hurdle after hurdle for very low income families to access Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or TANF. Families use this program to help pay for necessities like rent, utilities, and household needs not covered by SNAP like laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, and diapers.
Click on the link below to connect with key legislators and tell them to vote NO on HB1354 and HB1410.