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Kansas Tightens Food Stamp Eligibility

Associated Press - September 4, 2013 11:31 am

Kansas officials say the state will join several others in letting a federal waiver that allows an estimated 20,000 Kansans to receive food assistance without keeping a job expire.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families says it wants to encourage employment over welfare dependency. Able-bodied adults with no dependents would need to work no less than 20 hours per week to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.

The federal waiver expires Sept. 30. That means that come Oct. 1, adults will have three months to either find work or enroll in federally-approved job training.

Other states that do not use the waiver include Delaware, New Hampshire, Vermont, Wyoming and Utah. Oklahoma and Wisconsin also plan to let the waiver expire.

Iggy p Daily

September 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Its about time to get these free loaders off their butts and back into supporting themselves and their families. Food stamps were never intended to be used for people who refuse to work but instead sit on their rear ends playing games or on their cell phones 24/7. Let’s not forget about their other interest that being producing children they cannot care for to begin with.

Scott Boyce

September 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Ahhhh……… Life is so beautiful.

Scott Boyce

September 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm


Red Neck

September 4, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Or work for what you get


September 5, 2013 at 8:38 am

Conservative principles are sound. But when the system has killed opportunity for even basic living wages, there are more problems than “free loaders”. Everyone is on the government dole one way or the other.

Fuchs Mi

September 6, 2013 at 1:44 am

Not unless they are farmers and federal employees.

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