More than a half million people to lose food stamps under new Trump rule

More than a half-a-million people are set to be thrown off food stamps after the Trump administration on Wednesday approved a new requirement tightening the criteria to qualify for the public assistance program.

The law would ask states to mandate certain work requirements for people seeking to qualify for the benefits in areas deemed in “economic distress.” The rule would apply to only able-bodied adults without dependents.

It is expected to cut the number of people who receive food stamps by more than 600,000 nationwide.

The rule change is expected to
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