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West Virginia Faces SNAP and Unemployment Benefit Cuts: What’s Next for Residents?

Senate Bill 562 Sparks Debate Over Work Requirements for Food Stamp Eligibility

Debate Brews as West Virginia Contemplates SNAP and Unemployment Benefit Cuts

According to Wboy, in West Virginia, lawmakers are talking about SNAP and unemployment benefit cuts for West Virginians who don’t have jobs. These lawmakers are looking at three bills in the Senate. Some of these bills might make it harder for West Virginians to get money when they’re not working like unemployment benefits and SNAP. One bill called Senate Bill 562 wants adults without kids to work at least 20 hours a week to keep getting food stamps.

West Virginia Faces SNAP and Unemployment Benefit Cuts: What’s Next for Residents? (PHOTO: The New Republic)

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Debate Ensues in West Virginia as Lawmakers Consider Impact of Proposed Changes to Social Support Programs

Some West Virginians think the SNAP and unemployment benefit cuts will make more people get jobs but others are worried. West Virginians say the SNAP and unemployment benefit cuts could make life harder for those who are struggling especially with recent job losses in industries like steel and wood products. They want to keep support systems strong for West Virginians who need help. There are also two other bills. Senate Bill 840 and Senate Bill 84 that might make it so people can’t get unemployment benefits for as long. Some West Virginians think this will help more people find work but others say it’s not fair to those who are still looking for jobs. As the bills move forward people in West Virginia are split on what’s best for everyone’s economic security.

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