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Old 12-10-2012, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by HappyTexan View Post
Then accept my apologies. Here in Texas you must have a job. 20 hours or be in job training.
That was the Federal requirement.

The 2009 stimulus bill allowed states to lift the work requirement for food stamp eligibility.
They gave states 2 years worth of money for going with the suspension.
It was 20 hours a week or be in job training.
The article I read said most states took the money and suspended the work requirement.
That was for 2010-2011.

Sorry for that. I was not aware that the stimulus bill changed the eligibility requirements for food stamps.

Study: Number of 'able-bodied' adults on food stamps doubled after stimulus change | Fox News
No problem!

I do remember people having to work for them. You also had to be fingerprinted too. The Feds did it away with that as well. Up until this past summer, only New York City (not the entire state) and Arizona were still fingerprinting people. When Gov. Cuomo got elected he did away with the fingerprinting, because the government said it wasn't necessary to prevent fraud. They already have "safeguards" in place for it. AZ is the only state that still fingerprints.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:48 PM
Location: New York City
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Where is the incentive for these people to go out & get a job?
Since 2008 U.S. has lost more as 6 million jobs, since 2000 more as 40000 manufacturer were closed.Just for information.
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