Trump work-requirement time limit for SNAP benefits unrealistic, critics say

This article has been updated with additional comment from the RI Department of Human Services on the access to waivers of the work requirement for SNAP benefits.

PROVIDENCE — President Donald Trump’s executive order Tuesday requiring stricter enforcement of a 20-hour work week for a portion of the 158,481 Rhode Islanders receiving food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program places an unfair burden on the poor in a tough job market, critics argue. Paul Salera, president and CEO of Westbay Community Action,…

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