As the Joe Biden administration celebrates the passage of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act,” the U.S. Army is suggesting to troops to sign up for food stamps if they can’t make ends meet due to inflation.
American Military News reports:
The guidance from Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Michael Grinston states that “service members and their families may be eligible” for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and provides information on how to apply. The SNAP program provides benefits for low-income families to purchase food.
The recommendation is part of the Army’s Financial Readiness Program.
“With inflation affecting everything from gas prices to groceries to rent, some Soldiers and their families are finding it harder to get by on the budgets they’ve set and used before,” the guidance said. “Soldiers of all ranks can seek guidance, assistance, and advice through the Army’s Financial Readiness Program.”
Food stamps are run by state agencies and eligibility varies by state.
The Army also said, “If you join the military and have a government student loan, the U.S. government will pay it off in 10 years through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.”