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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Shortly after COVID-19 shut down much of Ohio, Gov. DeWine announced food stamp recipients would be allowed to use the drive-up grocery shopping service provided by many stores. Now, there’s another option available to those who want it. Bret Crow with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said… Read More
Congress is considering a bill that would make it easier for low-income people to get emergency food assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak. And advocates for foodbanks are requesting the state and communities make some changes too. Lisa Hamler-Fugitt with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says the state needs to waive work requirements for the food stamp… Read More
The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.
20,000 childless adults who are considered able-bodied and receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 29 Ohio counties will soon be getting letters telling them their benefits are being cut off if they don’t find work quickly. 42 mostly urban and Appalachian counties with high unemployment rates have used waivers to exempt non-disabled people from having… Read More
The Trump administration has finalized a rule to limit food stamp benefits for single able-bodied adults who can’t show that they work more than 20 hours a week, though legal challenges are possible.
The Trump administration has proposed changing food stamp rules to require able-bodied adults without children to work 20 hours or more a week or lose benefits.