Food Stamp Use Drops as States Decline Federal Benefits: Chart

Food-stamp enrollment in the U.S. is declining from record levels, in part because some states are ending benefits earlier than they have to. Seven states, all led by Republicans, have decided this year to end waivers for some able-bodied recipients that were made available in the 2009 federal stimulus bill -- even though the benefits are federally funded.

— With assistance by Alan Bjerga

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