HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is warning that food stamp benefits for about 200,000 people are jeopardized by a Trump administration move to stop allowing states to exceed federal income eligibility thresholds.

Wolf said Monday that such a change would primarily affect the elderly, the disabled and lower-income families. He also says it’ll result in fewer school lunches.

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In Pennsylvania, more than 1.7 million people are in the food stamp program, called the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP.

Current federal guidelines forbid people who make more than 130% of the poverty level from getting food stamps.

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But most states bypass the limits under a federal policy that allows people who receive benefits through other government programs to automatically qualify for SNAP.

The Trump administration seeks to end that policy.

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