Statewide, 13,663 able-bodied adults without young children received foodstamps in January, the number dropped to 7,483 by May. The state exempted Green, Hale, Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Clarke, Washington, Choctaw, Sumter, and Barbour counties from the work requirement due to abnormally high unemployment.
The state expects the trend to continue:
“Based on the trend, the number of (able-bodied adults without dependents) recipients for SNAP benefits is expected to continue to decline statewide and in the formerly 13 exempted counties.” – Alabama DHR spokesperson John Hardy
There are currently no work requirements to receive foodstamps at a federal level. The food stamp policies are still determined by the state. The Trump administration is looking at implementing a work requirement at the federal level. Nationwide, 42,906,253 Americans are enrolled in the food stamp program as of fiscal year (FY) 2017, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics.[mks_button size=”large” title=”Source: Breitbart” style=”rounded” url=”http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/06/thirteen-alabama-counties-showed-85-percent-decrease-in-food-stamp-enrollment-after-work-requirements-were-reinstated/” target=”_blank” bg_color=”#dd3333″ txt_color=”#ffffff” icon=”fa-newspaper-o” icon_type=”fa” nofollow=”0″]