http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/food-stamps-and-unemployment-insurance/But the food-stamp eligibility rules have changed markedly in the last several years, bringing the program closer to unemployment insurance. Food stamps effectively no longer have an asset test. States have also received waivers from work requirements during the recession (for a while, the requirements were waived nationwide by the 2009 stimulus law).
As a result, food-stamp participation is now more common among the unemployed.
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