Food Stamp Program: How States Are Using Federal Waivers of the Work Requirement

RCED-00-5 Published: Oct 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the measures used by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assess states' requests for waivers to the work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents; (2) how states have used the waiver provision; and (3) whether USDA and states considered the availability of employment in adjacent areas when deciding which areas to include in a waiver.

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