Three new rules being pushed by the Trump administration will push millions of Americans, including the disabled, off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (It will also deprive up to 500,000 school children of free lunch.)
One of those rules, limiting state waivers of federal work requirements for ‘able-bodied’ individuals between the ages of 18 – 49 without dependents, was approved by the USDA on 5 December. But the definition of ‘able-bodied’ is open to interpretation, and largely left to state agencies to decide.
In this article, the individuals cited have thyroid cancer; a genetic vascular disorder; spinal issues; is on dialysis, yet are defined as ‘able-bodied’ – how? Why? (but I guess that’s a ProPublica- or Mother Jones-type deep-dive thing.) Just read it. (and VOTE.)