Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts
According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, as of the first of this year, some 22 new states reinstated regulations stipulating that “able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who have no young children living with them” can only be eligible for food stamps if they work or take part in a qualified job-training program for 80 hours a month.
These requirements were suspended in 2009 during the recession, but now they have returned nationwide to every state except California, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, Rhode Island and South Carolina.
Supporters of the work requirements allege that they “do get people working,” while critics say that food stamps are not a disincentive to finding work.
Read full story at: The Pew Charitable Trust