Alabama reported an 85 percent decline in food stamp participation for 13 countries after work requirements resumed.
According to data from the Alabama Department of Human Resources, the number enrollees in the food stamp program throughout the state dropped by 40 percent from 13,663 to 8,125 between January and April this.
In the 13 counties where work requirements were reinstated, the number of individuals receiving food stamps even dropped from 5,538 to 831, a huge 85 percent drop during the same period.
Because of high unemployment during the economic downturn between 2011 and 2013, the work requirements were waived.
Work requirements were only reinstated last year for 54 counties. The 13 remaining counties reinstated theirs beginning this year.
The decline is not only seen in Alabama. Georgia also recently included work requirements for its food stamp program, which led to a 62 percent fall in enrollments since January 2016.
100% Fed Up reports:
Food Stamp use has miraculously gone down in several states! It’s a miracle! In 13 Alabama counties, food stamp use went down a whopping 85%!
When Obama took out the welfare-to-work requirement, the use of food stamps skyrocketed to nearly 45 million Americans! That’s 1 in every 7 US citizens using food stamps! Now that the Trump administration has vowed to reduce the use, it’s interesting to see that people jump off of assistance when the work requirement is put back in.