The state of Missouri passed legislation in 2015 that limited how long people could receive welfare benefits, and now that 2016 has come to a close the first results of the legislation have come in, Missourinet reported.
Reportedly, almost 41,000 people are now off of food stamps, thanks to the reforms passed in 2015.
The law that was passed in 2015 prevented the state of Missouri from extending food stamp benefits for anyone beyond the three months mandated by a 1996 federal welfare law unless those in question met certain requirements, KSDK reported.
Anyone who isn’t either working at least 80 hours per month, participating in qualifying education and training activities for 80 hours per month, or complying with a workfare program cannot receive food stamps for more than three months every three years. – READ MORE