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Some Kansans Will Now Have to Work for Food Stamps

kansas-snap-sign Flickr kthread Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, commonly known as food stamps, is a hot-button issue in Washington. (Flickr Photo by kthread)

At the end of September, the state of Kansas let a federal government waiver expire that provided food stamps for the unemployed. So now, able-bodied Kansas adults – who don’t have children - have to work or be enrolled in a job training program to receive food stamps. Eight other states are doing the same thing: requiring healthy people to work for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits. Advocates for the poor say these changes will create a dangerous hole in an already thin social safety net. More from Laura Ziegler, of Harvest Public Media.

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