Local Delegates Plan to Bring Back Work Requirement for SNAP Benefits

Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram - Two local legislators plan to introduce a bill in 2016 that would reinstate a work requirement for certain West Virginians receiving benefits through the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Read

Delegates Patsy Trecost, D-Harrison, and Danny Wagner, R-Barbour, announced Wednesday they intend to propose putting an end to a waiver of the SNAP program's work requirement for able-bodied adults who do not have any dependents.

The federal work requirement stipulates that able-bodied adults — ages 18-50 — without dependents can receive SNAP benefits for only three months out of a 36-month period, according to information available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website.

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