Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

SNAP Recipients may have more benefits than they realize


November 25, 2020

By Patty Sellars,
Legal Aid Society

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval to the lives of almost everyone, but the effects have been most pronounced among lower-income people.

In Tennessee, many residents who might have just been getting by, have found their work hours cut, or their positions eliminated entirely, since stay-at-home orders began in March.

Emergency SNAP allotments went into effect in April and have been issued every month since. However, the Department of Human Services (DHS), which administers SNAP, has primarily communicated this information to recipients through...

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