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Millions of Americans drop food stamps
The improvement of the economy has led to a decline in the Americans, the enrollment in food stamp programs.
Despite a 10-year-low unemployment, California, took advantage of the gaps in the Federal regulation to keep more than 800,000 Federal Hartz IV recipients without a job.
This conclusion is based on the reaction of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an application to waive SNAP work requirements for 55 of California’s 58 counties, the state issued, in July, and recently, the Washington Free Beacon.
California the waiver, which will last until August 2019, and more than 800,000 disabled people to work childless Californians, while on SNAP. This is despite the fact that California’s unemployment is at 4.2 percent to its lowest level in at least 10 years.
Over 42 million people nationwide receive Federal and social assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Some SNAP-recipient—able-bodied adults without dependent objects, which are commonly referred to as “ABAWDs”—required to work according to the law, a minimum of 20 hours a week, or you spend the appropriate time in education and training programs, to receive in order to continue SNAP benefits. If an ABAWD fails to meet these requirements, for three months, you lose your benefits.
States can get, waivers, however, with the exception of ABAWDs from the work requirements if the state faces certain conditions. ABAWDs can be waived in a particular district for two reasons: (1) if the unemployment rate in this state higher than 10 percent, or (2) if the average unemployment rate in the County over a two-year period is 20 percent higher than the national unemployment rate in the same two-year period.
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