Bill Summaries: H747 NO WORK REQUIREMENT EXEMPTION/FNS BENEFITS.

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  • Summary date: May 2 2023 - View Summary

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Specifies that nothing in GS 108A-51.1 applies to mandatory exemptions to work requirements in the food and nutrition services program required pursuant to 7 CFR ┬ž273.7(b)(1) or other federal law or regulation.


  • Summary date: Apr 19 2023 - View Summary

    Amends GS 108A-51.1 (prohibition on waivers to time limits established under federal law for food and nutrition benefits) to clarify that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) cannot seek waivers under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (7 USC 2015), and makes other changes, as follows.

    Specifies that DHHS may not exercise the State's option to provide any exemptions from the work requirement under SNAP. Under the authority given to the State to operate the general work requirement in the food and nutrition services program pursuant to SNAP, requires DHHS to assign all individuals who are over the age of 16 and under the age of 60 to an employment and training  program as defined in SNAP unless the individual meets one of the following: (1) is currently subject to and complying with a work registration requirement under Title IV of the Social Security Act or the federal-State unemployment compensation system, in which case failure by the individual to comply with any work requirement the individual is subject to will be the same as failure to comply with the general work requirement; (2) is a parent or other member of a household with responsibility for the care of a dependent child under age 6 or of an incapacitated person; (3) is a bona fide student enrolled at least half time in any recognized school, training program, or institution of higher education unless the student is enrolled in an institution of higher education and is ineligible to participate under SNAP; (4) is a regular participant in a drug addiction or alcoholic treatment and rehabilitation program; (5) is employed a minimum of 30 hours per week or receiving weekly earnings that equal the minimum hourly rate under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, multiplied by 30 hours; or (6) is an individual between the ages of 16 and 18 who is not head of a household or attending school or enrolled in an employment training program on at least a half-time basis.