Starting Sunday, Foodstamp rules to require the able bodied to work

Most able-bodied SNAP recipients will be required to work 20 hours a week or be in job training programs for 20 hours a week if they expect to get SNAP (food stamps) help for more than three months.

BATON ROUGE, LA Starting October 1, 2023, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will enforce federal work requirements and time limits for specific Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, except for residents in 33 parishes granted a federal waiver from the time limit rule. This change comes as a result of the Fiscal Responsibility Act passed by the federal government in June, impacting recipients classified as Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs).

Under the new rules, ABAWD individuals aged 18 to 52 will be limited to receiving…

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