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Food Stamp Work Requirements

Governor Mary Fallin signed House Speaker T.W. Shannon’s major welfare reform initiative into law.

House Bill 1909 would require able able-bodied individuals, ages 18 to 50 who are not disabled or raising a child, to perform at least 20 hours of work activities as a condition of receiving food stamps.  These work requirements come from the 1996 Welfare Reform Law. Currently, able-bodied individuals do not have to fulfill work requirements due to waivers handed out by the federal government. This bill will prohibit DHS from seeking those work requirement waivers.

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