How the Proposed Food Stamps Changes Could Impact Arkansas


The Trump administration wants to require anyone receiving food assistance to work, including people right here in Arkansas.

The White House unveiled a proposed rule expanding work requirements for those in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP. 

SNAP already requires non-disabled, working-age adults, without dependents to have jobs. States can waive that requirement for areas where unemployment is at least 10% or there are not enough number of jobs.

The proposed rule would make it harder for states to receive those waivers, including Arkansas, which currently has an unemployment rate of 3.5%

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