HB 1659 - Repeals SNAP Work Requirement Waivers - Pennsylvania Key Vote


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Title: Repeals SNAP Work Requirement Waivers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals waivers that exempt individuals from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program work requirements.



  • Prohibits the Department of Human Services from applying for, accepting, or renewing any waivers of requirements established under the federal Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that adult recipients of food assistance prove their compliance with at least one of the following options (Sec. 1):

    • The recipient has been employed for an average of at least 20 hours per week;

    • The recipient completes at least 24 hours of community service per month;

    • The recipient is a full time student; or

    • The recipient participates in a work program for at least 20 hours per week.