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If you are receiving food stamps in the state of Georgia or plan to apply for food stamps, you need to read this article. The state has implemented a new work requirement that is going to change the way the food stamps program is administered to those who do not have children. If you are able bodied and have no children, there is now work requirements you have to meet to continue to receive benefits or you will lose food stamps.
According to this news story and article by WTVM, the work requirement affects recipients in 21 counties in Georgia. The state plans to roll the program the remaining counties by the year 2019. That means all of Georgia’s 159 counties will be covered by this law in 2019. It’s important to review the list of counties below to make sure that your county is not included. If your county is on the list, you should call your DFCS office immediately to learn more about this new requirement and find out how it will affect your benefits or your eligibility to apply.
Here is the list of the 21 counties where the law is being implemented right away:
Counties where the work requirements have been in place since last year:
A similar story appeared on Fox New and you can see that here.
If you have been negatively impacted or at risk to lose food stamps by this new work requirement, tell us below in the comments section. There may be other people in a similar situation who can benefit from your story. We have received lots of comments on this blog about how people are being affected by this policy and we would love to hear about your experience. We are hearing that in some cases, people are being dropped entirely.