SNAP and Work Requirements – Kansas

  • Change in Kansas food stamp rules could cut off 20,000 recipients, By Brad Cooper, September 4, 2013, Kansas City Star: “Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration announced steps Wednesday to nudge more people off public assistance to encourage them to find jobs. The Kansas Department for Children and Families said that beginning Oct. 1, an estimated 20,000 unemployed Kansas residents who receive food stamps will be forced to work at least 20 hours a week to keep the benefit…”
  • Kansas to require able-bodied adults with no children to work before getting food stamps, Associated Press, September 4, 2013, Washington Post: “A federal waiver that allowed about 20,000 unemployed Kansas residents to receive food assistance will be allowed to expire at the end of the month, state officials announced Wednesday, saying they wanted to encourage work over welfare dependency. The Kansas Department for Children and Families said 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 SNAP or food stamps…”

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