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New Rule Means 700,000 People Will Lose Food Stamps

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 700,000 people will lose access to food stamps under a new Trump administration rule that tightens enforcement of federal work requirements.

The rule — given final approval on Wednesday — requires states to enforce work requirements for able-bodied adults without children that governors have been permitted to waive, especially for regions with struggling economies, The New York Times reported.

The rule was proposed by the Department of Agriculture and approved, despite tens of thousands of protest letters.

The department says the economy has improved and unemployed, able-bodied adults no longer require assistance in a strong job market, The Times reported.

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