Michigan residents will have to work to earn food stamps, starting today


Starting Monday, October 1st, Michigan residents will be required to work to qualify for food stamps.

The state’s health department said “able-bodied adults 18 to 49-year-olds without dependents will have to work at least 20 hours a week or lose their benefits,” according to WTHR

The state’s work requirement can be met with employment, job training, or community service through state-approved non-profit organizations.

Residents have three months to find work. The requirement applies to every county in the state.

The full information is available here.

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