Drastic Drop in Georgia Food Stamp Recipients
WORK REQUIREMENTS MAKE BIG DROP IN FOOD STAMPS
More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped from the program after the state instituted work requirements.
State figures released this week revealed that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1st to continue receiving food stamps, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported 62 percent were dropped after the deadline, dropping the number of recipients to 4,528.
State officials began enforcing the work mandate in 2016 and plan to expand to the rest of the state by 2019.