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

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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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