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Proposed SNAP Sanctions in SB 4 Would Cost Missouri, Harm Families

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In addition to causing nearly 40,000 Missouri families to lose critical SNAP food assistance, Senate Bill 4 would cost Missouri $90 million or more to provide work supports required by law.

  • Missouri’s current employment & training program serves just a small fraction of the people the state would be required to serve under SB 4, increasing costs by about $72 million.
  • While the Department of Social Services has testified that TANF funding could be used to meet increased need, there is insufficient funding to cover the projected cost.
  • Moreover, that funding cannot be used for all participants, and does not cover additional supports such as child care, which would add another $18 million or more each month to the cost of support services.



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