New regulations crafted by the Trump administration are aimed at reducing government dependency and encouraging citizens to seek out gainful employment. The rule focuses on able-bodied adults 49 or younger, without dependents. Generally, they can receive only three months of benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over a three-year period, unless they meet certain work requirements. Read more HERE.
The changes to employment requirements for governmental assistance come as the national unemployment rate remains at its lowest point in half a century. Job growth has not slowed in the face of international trade uncertainty as businesses continue to hire, pointing to increased confidence in the U.S. economy overall. Read more HERE.