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Food stamps (SNAP) receipt


For all persons aged 16 and older, FOODSTYN reports if anyone in the family received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the state's SNAP name, or from food stamps during the calendar year.

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The survey question originally asked if anyone in the family purchased or received food stamps during the calendar year. Beginning in 2005, the question asks only about receiving food stamps. In 2010, the question asks instead about getting benefits from SNAP, the name of a state-specific SNAP program, or food stamps. Other than these changes, there are no comparability issues.


  • 1997-2019: All persons age 16+.


  • 1997-2019



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