House Republicans Introduce SNAP Work Requirements Legislation

On March 14, Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and 23 other Republicans introduced the "America Works Act," a bill to reform work requirements for those receiving supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits. Current federal law requires Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) younger than 49 years old on SNAP to participate in work, training or education for 20 hours a week. The America Works Act maintains current law which states that ABAWDs are subject to a three-month limit of SNAP benefits unless they work 80 hours per month and raises the age limits of an ABAWD from 18 to 49 to 18 to 65, consistent with the age individuals become eligible for Medicare. Read more here.