By Paul Richardson
News from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been excluded from the program and ordered to find work.
State figures released this week reveal that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1 to continue receiving food stamps. Sixty-two percent were dropped after the deadline, whittling the number of recipients to 4,528.
State officials plan to expand work requirements to all 159 counties by 2019.
Around 1.6 million Georgia residents use food stamps, which are funded with federal dollars managed by the state Department of Family and Child Services.
(www.ajc.com is the paper’s web address.) Rumor is Alabama will soon follow.
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