NO MORE FREE-LOADERS? Another State Forces Welfare Receipts to Work for Benefits

Screen Shot 2016-01-09 at 8.08.44 AMNot an entirely bad idea.

Starting on Friday January 8, able-bodied welfare recipients in 23 counties in North Carolina will only receive government benefits if they work.

For those adults receiving support from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, they must work, train, or volunteer at least 20 hours per week to continue receiving support from the government.

Recipients have 90 days after the new rule takes effect to get a job and find an opportunity to work.

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