Senate votes to end hide-the-food-stamps-game stateside
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The Senate has voted to end a special food allowance stateside that was conceived 14 years ago primarily to avoid more news reports of military families using food stamps. The idea behind the Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance was to offer junior enlisted with large families an alternative to food stamps, in fact to make them financially ineligible for such assistance. For financially distressed military families, food stamps or SNAP is much preferred over the FSSA, as the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission explained in its final report.
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