What to know about the jobless benefits program

An unemployed worker who can’t find work and is on Social Security Disability Insurance benefits could be eligible for jobless aid under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to an Associated Press report.

The SNAP program provides assistance to people who are not working and do not qualify for Medicaid but do have a disability.

A person with a disability can receive the benefit if they can demonstrate they have an “unreasonable hardship” due to their disability, according to the AP.

The unemployed worker can get up to $2,500 for a first-time job, or $3,500 in each subsequent three months.

The unemployment insurance program has seen an increase in enrollment since the Great Recession, when more people began receiving SNAP benefits, according a spokesperson for the Department of Labor.

The government has increased its SNAP benefits for workers who have been unemployed for less than six months.

SNAP benefits are only available for those who are eligible and can work, but workers can also apply for unemployment insurance benefits when they’re unemployed.

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