Georgia to Implement Work Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients

The state of Georgia will implement new work requirements for those receiving food stamps in 24 counties across the state.

Originally a pilot program in three counties, the program requires that all able-bodied adults without children either get a job or lose access to food stamps.

Since the pilot program’s start in January, the number of food stamp recipients decreased by 60 percent.

The expansion affects about 10,000 able-bodied adults without children, who must work at least 20 hours a week or be enrolled in state-approved job training.

There is also an option to volunteer at a state-approved non-profit or charity, WJBF reports.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • cgtravel says:

    I agree with this policy in MOST cases…however, with Obarfma’s economy, how easy is it to even get a job? How many can even make above minimum wage? How many have little ones that need day care? With a decrease of 60%, I will guarantee that many are doing without. Enrolling in job training is an excellent idea/option. If they have to volunteer, that is a good thing also. I hope those that can, will do one of them. The state really needs to up it’s job training and placement. I’m going to follow this one, because my concern is that they implement these types of policies, but don’t help them find work.

  • CBUJAN says:

    That is a great idea. All states should follow suit

  • SD of AZ says:

    Every state should require the welfare and entitlement crowds to work and earn and be reviewed on a regular basis. The welfare for life crowd needs to be put back into the work force, not subsidized for their lifetimes and those of the progeny. Reform of that temporary help that became a way of life for many lazy souls. Grow up, get a job, go to school and college like the rest of the working class! And pay your own way for a change!

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      To he$$ with college, they’re not learning anything but the hate of America, and just wasting money for a (brainwashing) for jobs that don’t exist anyway! GET A TRADE, we’re going to have to rebuild this country one day soon!

    2. Stephaniejclinton1 says:

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  • TeaPartyPatriot says:

    Does accepting pay from soros for rioting constitute a job?
    How about getting paid $50 per 7 hour shift from soros to attend and applaud at the TRAMPS rallies?.
    . . . . .. . . . . . .TRUE THE VOTE STAMP OUT VOTER FRAUD

    1. SD of AZ says:

      Good point and so appropo for the moment of rioting that Soros is funding. GO TRUMP!

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