POLL: Should adults on food stamps be required to work?

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN/WRIC) — A new law that is set to take effect in Tennessee in the near future which would require that people who receive food stamps be employed.

A former law which created the work requirement was waived during the 2008 recession.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says work requirements will be re-established for 53,000 able-bodied adults without children who currently receive benefits in the state.

In Virginia, to qualify for SNAP benefits, residents must be residents of the state and fit into one of two groups 1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001 or 2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their househod with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). In addition to qualify, you must meet the income requirements listed here.

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