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Gogebic County commission learns of SNAP changes


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BESSEMER — Gogebic County residents with limited income, including veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, are eligible for additional relief in relation to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known by its acronym of SNAP.

Paul Putnam, District 1 director of the Michigan State University Extension Office in Bessemer, shared the news with the county Board of Commissioners on June 26.

Putnam said that, as of March 1, most food assistance programs no longer use an asset limit as a contingency of receiving benefits. Up until then, the asset limit...

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