Friday, April 22, 2016

Some Kentucky food stamp recipients losing benefits on May 1

(AP) — The state says about 9,000 people living in eight Kentucky counties will lose their food stamps in about a week for not complying with federal work and training requirements.

Kentucky and dozens of other states received a statewide waiver from 2008 to 2015 from the federal requirements. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services says as the economy recovers, the waiver no longer will cover recipients in eight Kentucky counties: Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Fayette, Daviess, Henderson, McCracken and Warren.

The state's other 112 counties remain eligible for the waiver.

The requirement taking effect May 1 applies to able-bodied adults without dependents. 

The federal government defines them as individuals between the ages of 18 and 49 who have no disabilities, no dependents and no other exemptions.