"In 2009, the federal stimulus bill allowed states to waive the work requirement, which limited out-of-work adults to three months of SNAP benefits before they must find a job, in areas with high unemployment," the note said. "These waivers continue to end in many states either because 1) the federal government has not extended the waivers, or 2) state governors are opting out of them."
Friday, September 16, 2016
What happens when the safety net gets smaller?
fewer people want to get in. The graph above shows participants in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).