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    kyril, dioptera

    ...at least informally, Heat and Eat. As an SSI and Snap recipient, I received this. I don't know how much it added to my SNAP but I received a letter stating that it would increase my SNAP benefit.

    As to buying expensive seafood, I can't on my budget. I do splurge occasionally when I have budgeted well and have a little extra left over, but the anecdotal evidence of people buying steaks every week with their SNAP benefits is made up as far as I can tell. Maybe there are some people out there who budget poorly and there are always people who game the system, but the average SNAP beneficiary is not eating high off the hog.

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