Welfare | The way we work serves as a witness
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 8/03/16, 04:09 pm
Should welfare recipients do something in exchange for benefits? A few states that have a work requirement for food stamps have seen reductions in welfare enrollment. As part of the so-called economic stimulus package in 2009, the federal government waived the requirement that able-bodied adults (ages 18-49) without dependents work to receive food stamps. As the waivers expire, states are reinstating the requirement.