Mercy! What changed?
Nothing. It's been this way since 1996.Trump merely decided to enforce the rules.
Moreover, enforcement excludes parents with kids and it excludes disabled. Also work training programs and volunteer work also count.
Q: So what did Trump do?
A: Stop granting waivers for able-bodied persons 18-49 with no dependents and no disabilities.
The rule applies to able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have dependents.
The rule wouldnít apply to parents with minor children, the elderly, or disabled people.
Illinois the King of Food Stamp Waivers
Every state has granted wavers at some point but once again, no one tops Illinois. 101 of 102 counties in Illinois have waivers.
If Not Now? When?
Wirepoints asks Trump's New Food Stamp Rules in Illinois: If Not Now, when?
Itís been nine years since the Great Recession. Stock markets are at all time highs. The national economy is booming. Minority unemployment is at record lows. Even Illinois is riding the nationís coattails with a record low unemployment rate of 3.9 percent.
If Illinois canít help get single, childless, able-bodied Illinoisans back into meaningful work and off of food stamps now, then when?
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