What pandemic? Florida secretly reinstated work requirements for food stamps without telling anyone

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Florida is one state where most things are about as ass backwards as they could possibly be. The latest development in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic is no different — but it should be considering the number of cases and the like in the area has become monstrous. On Monday, it was revealed that Florida ‘s government quietly reinstated back-to-work requirements o access food stamps throughout the state.

SNAP benefits, better known as food stamps, were expanded earlier in the pandemic. Now, former work requirements are being reinstated, despite still-soaring unemployment levels in Florida.

SNAP benefits, better known as food stamps, were expanded earlier in the pandemic. Now, former work requirements are being reinstated, despite still-soaring unemployment levels in Florida. (Richard B. Levine / TNS / Tribune News Service)

Those requirements come at a time when many have lost their job; can’t go to school out of fear of their health, and likely are battling with their neighbors over their right to feel safe. Officials in the state have become beacons highlighting the effortless failures among the GOP and the Trump Administration ‘s overall response to the virus.

Under the requirements, residents seeking food help must be in some form of an educational training program for at least 80 hours a month. Failure to do so means residents will only get help for about three months.

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