Making jobless people hungrier won’t help them find work any faster. But that’s the logic underpinning a counterproductive and harmful policy that is set to take effect in just a few weeks, pushing hundreds of thousands of jobless workers into even deeper hardship.
On April 1, more than half a million Americans may lose vital nutrition assistance due to a little known provision in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that imposes a harsh time limit for so-called “able-bodied adults without dependents” — individuals aged 18-49 who are out of work, not caring for children in their homes, and who don’t have a disability that rises to Social Security’s strict standards.
The above excerpt was originally published in InsideSources.
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