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10,000 Ohioans lose food stamps over work rules

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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10,000 Ohioans lose food stamps over work rules

Posted: Jan 24, 2014 7:04 AM EST Updated: Jan 24, 2014 7:04 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Thousands of poor Ohio residents have lost food stamp benefits for not fulfilling work requirements, and the number is expected to rise in the coming months.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1aRlD8N ) reports over 10,000 people lost the benefits this month as Ohio began enforcing work requirements that were waived in recent years. The state says about 140,000 adults who don't have dependent children now can get the assistance only if they spend at least 20 hours working, attending class or job training, or volunteering each week.

Thousands more food-stamp recipients are expected to lose the benefits soon because they haven't gone through an assessment of whether the work rules apply to them. For some, caseworkers with large caseloads haven't finished the assessments. Other recipients haven't showed up for assessments as requested.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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by on Jan. 26, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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Ktina11
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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This makes total sense. Why wouldn't there be some type of requirement?
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coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 5:42 PM
Were these people told in advance this would happen? If so, it was on them to comply.
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Twatch
by on Jan. 26, 2014 at 5:57 PM
Seems like a reasonable request.
tanyainmizzou
by on Jan. 26, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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So they have to work to receive their benefits?

The horror!
heather77g
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 7:07 PM

 I agree with this 100%

suzanneyea
by on Jan. 26, 2014 at 7:09 PM

They don't even have to work, they can vollunteer or attend classes.

Mrs.Kubalabuku
by on Jan. 26, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Yes, but they probably relied on having the new regulations suspended like they had been previously.  Just like when all the FS increases expired last year.  They knew for a long time it was a temp increase and would expire, but people counted on having them continue anyways.  So nobody planned or budgeted for when they went back down.

Quoting coolmommy2x: Were these people told in advance this would happen? If so, it was on them to comply.


tanyainmizzou
by on Jan. 26, 2014 at 7:20 PM
That is their problem for the assumption. If they aren't working, there is no excuse (and please no one go to the what if they are disabled because not all of them are) for them not to volunteer, train, etc.

Quoting Mrs.Kubalabuku:

Yes, but they probably relied on having the new regulations suspended like they had been previously.  Just like when all the FS increases expired last year.  They knew for a long time it was a temp increase and would expire, but people counted on having them continue anyways.  So nobody planned or budgeted for when they went back down.

Quoting coolmommy2x: Were these people told in advance this would happen? If so, it was on them to comply.


candlegal
by Judy on Jan. 26, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Oh well, time to pay the piper.  so your short answer is yes, they knew this was coming.

Quoting Mrs.Kubalabuku:

Yes, but they probably relied on having the new regulations suspended like they had been previously.  Just like when all the FS increases expired last year.  They knew for a long time it was a temp increase and would expire, but people counted on having them continue anyways.  So nobody planned or budgeted for when they went back down.

Quoting coolmommy2x: Were these people told in advance this would happen? If so, it was on them to comply.



VooDooB
by weird cheese on Jan. 26, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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Wine spray on my keyboard. You might owe me a new laptop. :p

Quoting tanyainmizzou: So they have to work to receive their benefits?



The horror!
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