(WHNT) — Several changes are coming to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beginning Sept. 1.
Starting Sept. 1, childless workers who are under 50 years of age will be required to show they are working 80 hours or more a month, pursuing an education, or training program to qualify for SNAP.
Age requirements will be expanded up for people up to age 52 on Oct. 1. then will expand to 54 on Oct. 1, 2024.
Homeless, veterans or youth ages 18 to 24 who aged out of foster care are exempt from these requirements. People who cannot work due to a physical or mental limitation, are pregnant or have a child 18 or younger living in their home will also be exempt.
If you don’t meet the work requirements you will only be eligible for SNAP for three months of benefits in a three year period, according to the report.
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The requirements will be in effect through Oct. 1, 2030.