The federal government requires able-bodied adults without children to work in order to receive food stamps. In Illinois, most people on food stamps receive an exemption from this rule.
But the Trump administration is proposing a new rule that would make exemptions harder to get. If approved, how will this negatively impact Chicago residents who rely on SNAP benefits?
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz of the Chicago Tribune joins the Morning Shift to explain the change. Aimee Ramirez, manager of government relations at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, also joins the conversation.
GUESTS: Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, business reporter at the Chicago Tribune
Aimee Ramirez, manager of government relations, Greater Chicago Food Depository