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Welfare Food Assistance Rules Changing

Nov 29, 2017
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Able-bodied adults on welfare in some parts of Michigan will have to work to keep food assistance beginning in January. The state says that’s because Kalamazioo, Allegan, Barry, and seven other counties no longer qualify for a federal waiver.

Cuts in Supplemental Nutrition Aid Program (SNAP) benefits will be felt soon

Number of Michigan residents on food assistance skyrocketed between 2003 and 2013

State officials say there could be problems if government shutdown continues beyond October

Half of Battle Creek SNAP households had children, about 30% had elderly residents