On Sunday, a federal judge in Washington D.C stopped a Trump Administration rule that basically ended food stamps for 700,000 unemployed workers. The rule makes requirements for unemployed to get access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If you were what they considered able -bodied childless and between the ages of 18-49 to receive SNAP you were required to work 20 hours a week for 3 months over a 36 month period to qualify. Though states can produce waivers the rule made it hard unless an area had a 6% or higher unemployment rate. The ruling was finalized in December 2019 and Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell put a hold on it the same day in March President Trump officially labeled Covid19 a pandemic. The Washington Post reports there are 2 other ruling that are being challenged in court that can effect over 3 Million people.

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