Tuesday, May 31, 2011

State of New Mexico plans to stop food stamp supplement for elderly

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About 4,000 low-income elderly and disabled New Mexicans will see theirfood stamp benefits drop in July due to state budget cuts.
Gov. Susana Martinez's administration plans to end a state program that supplements federal food stamp benefits for the elderly and disabled to ensure they get at least $25 a month in assistance.
"That's 4,000 seniors who will have less money for food. That's the impact," Ruth Hoffman, director of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in New Mexico, said Tuesday.

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