The state of Alabama made a significant change in the rules for delivering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to their residents who are in need of assistance.
This structural change is making many recipients to rethink their priorities. Now, many welfare leeches are showing their defiance to the new rule change by refusing to stay on the SNAP program.
The change to Alabama’s rules requires people receiving SNAP benefits, who are also physically capable of working, must hold a job and work 20 hours per week in order to continue receiving food stamps. Needless to say, Alabama’s SNAP recipient rolls have dropped considerably.
Via Conservative Tribune:
According to AL.com, a change in the food stamp program to require people in Alabama who were able-bodied to work just 20 hours in a week to receive benefits has culled the rolls of those ages 18 to 49 from 49,940 to 15,375. The drop took place between Jan. 1, when the law took effect, and April 1.
Alabama was one of the states that received a waiver from the Obama administration for the work exemption in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
“The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 limits the receipt of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to 3 months in a 36-month period for able-bodied adults without dependents who are not working at least 80 hours per month,” the USDA’s website read.
However, the SNAP waiver expired Jan. 1 in Alabama, except in certain counties where the unemployment rate was higher than 10 percent.
So, what did those on food stamps do? Try to get employment? Nope. They simply stopped receiving benefits.
Barry Spear of the Alabama Department of Human Resources says that the state will see a savings of $6 million due to the changes.
Let’s keep in mind that the state of Alabama didn’t just drop this on them without warning. Letters were sent out to those who could lose benefits in the months leading up to the change, warning them about what might happen.
Welfare leeches aren’t interested in working for their benefits. That’s why they are on welfare! They want taxpayers providing their living expenses while the leeches watch TV, play computer games, among other things.
Now that the state of Alabama is taking control of their destiny, the freeloaders will have to find another way to survive. Maybe this will be enough of an impetus to get these people back to work!
Source: Conservative Tribune