Thousands of food stamp recipients in Cobb, Gwinnett and Hall counties will lose their food stamps beginning Friday.
The three counties are included in a state pilot program to implement new rules and deadlines over the food stamp program.
The new rules mandate that able-bodied adults without children can collect food stamps for only three months in a three-year period, unless they get into a job or training program. The first of the deadlines arrives Friday, and as many as 5,000 people are expected to lose their federally funded benefits.
The new rules are rehashing a longstanding debate on whether government assistance should be tied to work requirements.
To learn more, read the story on MyAJC.com http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/thousands-in-georgia-could-lose-food-stamps/nqw3W/
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