New work requirements to be enforced for food stamps
By Caitlin Boland

Several local counties are included in the newest rollout of the Able Bodied Adult without Dependents (ABAWD) requirements for food stamps in Georgia.
Local counties included in the newest rollout include: Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington and Wilkes.
According to the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), to be considered an ABAWD, you or members of your household must be: 
•between the ages of 18-49;
•not pregnant;
•not residing in a household where a household member is under 18, even if the household member under 18 is not eligible for food stamps (Child must be included in the food stamp case); and
•mentally and physically fit for employment.
As of Jan. 1, 2018, ABAWDs are only allowed to receive food stamps for three months in a 36-month period without meeting an ABAWD work requirement.
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, see the full story in the Jan. 11, 2018, issue of The McDuffie Progress. To have The McDuffie Progress delivered to your home or business each week, simply call 706-595-1601 to subscribe. Or, follow the link on our home page to subscribe.





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