70,000 lost FoodShare benefits over work requirement, 18,000 in training program found jobs

More than 18,000 FoodShare recipients in a state work training program found a job two years after the state’s new work requirement took effect, although about 70,000 people have lost their eligibility for food stamps after failing to meet that requirement, a new report shows.
The report from the Department of Health Services adds another year’s worth of data on the work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents, who need to meet it to get benefits, though the state has several exceptions in place.
Critics say the requirement, approved in the 2013-15 budget and in place since 2015,...

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