15,000 Wisconsin Residents Lose Food Stamps Due to new law
A new state law has caused to 15,000 individuals in Wisconsin lose their food stamps.
The law went into effect three months ago. In Wisconsin, the food stamp program is called FoodShare. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, to continue to receive food benefits, the new law requires able-bodied adults, that do not have children living at home, to work at least 80 hours a month, or look for work.
Participants can get three months of FoodShare benefits before being kicked out of the program if they decline to look for work.
About 25 percent of the 60,000 recipients eligible to work were dropped from the program between July and September, the data shows.
However, the program still allows individuals to get three months of FoodShare benefits before being kicked out of the program if they decide to not look for work.
Approximately 4,500 found work through a new job training program.