States who Require Food Stamp Recipients to Work Have AMAZING Success

wo states now requiring food stamps recipients to work are seeing a MARKED decrease in the program.
That means while under Barack Obama, when the number of food stamp recipients were on the RISE, many of those people were milking the system.
Alabama and Georgia have seen the numbers change wildly now that they’ve reinstated the “must work” clause.
From The Blaze
The number of food stamp recipients nationwide ballooned under former President Barack Obama, but the number of people relying on government aid for groceries in two southern states has significantly declined in recent months, according to Fox News.
Alabama and Georgia both implemented new work requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents who are between the ages of 18 and 49.
The 1996 welfare reform bill required that these individuals work while receiving benefits, but the Obama administration allowed states to waive the requirement in 2009 amid the economic crisis.
That resulted in more than 48 million food stamp beneficiaries in the U.S. by 2013.
Alabama and Georgia were two of the states to voluntarily waive the work requirement, only to reinstate the rule again this year.
According to the 1996 welfare reform law, ABAWD are only eligible to receive food stamp benefits for three months unless they spend at least 20 hours per week working or spend the same amount of time each week in a job training program. ABAWD who agree to these requirements can stay on food stamps for up to 36 months.
A 2012 Congressional Research Study looked at the number of ABAWD receiving food stamps during the first few years of the Obama administration, and found that between 2008 and 2010, the number of beneficiaries literally doubled. In 2008, there were 1.9 million ABAWD in 2008. In 2010, there were 3.9 million ABAWD on food stamps.
“Welfare was never intended to be a one-way handout, but a program based on the idea of reciprocity,” Robert Rector, fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington, D.C., told Fox News.
“Those who receive benefits from the government should be required to work or participate in work-training as a condition,” Rector said.
That’s exactly what Alabama and Georgia started to require once again this year — and the results just don’t lie.
In Alabama, the state government began to require this year that able-bodied adults without dependents in 13 of its counties either have a job or go through a work training program while receiving benefits.
The result has been a staggering 85 percent decrease in the number of food stamp beneficiaries in those counties.
As of Jan. 1, 2017, there were 13,663 able-bodied adults without dependents receiving food stamps statewide. That number dropped to 7,483 by May 1, 2017. Among the 13 counties, there were 5,538 adults ages 18-50 without dependents receiving food stamps as of Jan. 1, 2017. That number dropped to 831 — a decline of about 85 percent — by May 1, 2017.
And in Georgia, state lawmakers began requiring this year that ABAWD in 21 of its counties either hold a job or complete job training as a condition of receiving food stamps. So far, the requirement has resulted in a 62 percent drop in the number of beneficiaries in those same 21 counties.

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