Reaching Those in Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2016
- An estimated 85 percent of eligible people received SNAP benefits in fiscal year 2016.
- An estimated 75 percent of eligible working poor people participated in SNAP in fiscal year 2016.
- Participation rates varied widely from state to state.
The Use of Microsimulation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Analysis
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service