Hundreds of thousands of people have been dropped nationally from receiving food stamps, all due to the new rule that forces people using food stamps to get a job. Some in the metro Atlanta area have been affected.
AJC reports, the rule applies to childless adults in Cobb, Gwinnett and Hall counties. Many people say, the new law cracks down on the people attempting to take advantage of public assistance.
According to the ‘Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ article published in March, CBPP states, “more than 500,000 and as many as 1 million of the nation’s poorest people will be cut off SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) over the course of 2016, due to the return in many areas of a three-month limit on SNAP benefits for unemployed adults aged 18-49 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children. These individuals will lose their food assistance benefits after three months regardless of how hard they are looking for work. The impact will be felt in the 22 states that must or are choosing to reimpose the time limit in 2016.”
Georgia being one of those states, you can read more of CBPP’s report here.