Nearly 700,000 people would lose food stamp benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) after the U.S. Department of Agriculture today finalized a rule that would impose stricter work requirements.
Under the new SNAP rule, published Wednesday in the Federal Register, states would be subject to narrower criteria to waive a requirement that able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) work at least 20 hours a week to retain their benefits. The revised conditions for state-requested waivers apply to areas with an unemployment rate exceeding 10% or a lack of sufficient jobs. Also, the final rule limits carryover of ABAWD discretionary exemptions. More
Fourteen Dem run states have sued to block the rules change. Here