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Food stamp 'workfare' OK'd by Senate panel

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Shutt / June 16, 1982


Major changes in the food stamp program intended to force able-bodied recipients to work or give up stamps have the approval of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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The work provisions contain two key sections. One would force recipients off food stamp rolls after seven months unless they found a job. In addition, the committee agreed that ''workfare,'' a program in which able-bodied adults work out the value of their stamps in public-service jobs should be mandatory nation-wide.