Work Requirements Re-Instated For Some OK SNAP Recipients - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Work Requirements Re-Instated For Some OK SNAP Recipients

Posted: Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY -

More changes are in store for some Oklahomans receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as "food stamps") benefits through the Department of Human Services.

As a result of state legislation (HB 1909) enacted this year, work requirements have been re-instated for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD). Those individual adults must work at least 20 hours a week to remain eligible for the program. ABAWD individuals who are employed less than 20 hours a week can receive no more than three months of benefits. The requirements go into effect October 1, 2013.

During the height of the recession when jobs were hard to find, the federal government allowed states to waive work requirements for able-bodied adults. That waiver expires September 30.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.