In January, President Trump signed a sweeping executive order that will drastically reduce the eligibility requirements for food stamps by removing all requirements for obtaining a food stamp.
However, the White House still wants to give states and counties more leeway to administer the program.
The new executive order gives states and cities the power to waive the food stamp eligibility requirement for a limited period of time.
This could be in the form of a temporary waiver, which is granted to any food stamp recipient with “good cause” that has a documented history of homelessness.
It’s unclear whether the administration will provide any flexibility for states and municipalities to administer their own food stamp programs.