By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
January 23, 2015
Madison, WI - Governor Walker included drug testing for recipients enrolled or seeking FoodShare aid in the state on the 2015-16 budget. Walker knows the state can not create additional eligibility requirements to apply or receive federal food stamp aid.
Last June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture told the Georgia Department of Human Services that states can not create eligibility standards for recipients to qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as food stamps) after Governor Nathan Neal (R) signed a law that would be implemented on April 2016 that would require drug testing for recipients. Robin Baily, the USDA administrator wrote, "Requiring SNAP applicants and recipients to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits would constitute and additional condition for eligibility, and therefore, it is not allowable under law." Full story at following link http://alturl.com/oo5q2