Michigan saw its lowest unemployment rate in nearly nine years as it dropped to 4.3 percent in July 2018. That means the state can no longer claim a federal work exemption for those receiving food assistance. If you're between 18 and 49 years old, have no dependents and aren't disabled or otherwise exempt, you will have to be employed if you want to keep your benefits. They will have three months to find a job or lose their benefits. All new applicants will be subjected to work requirements immediately. What sort of work qualifies? There are three forms of work that meet the requirements: Working an average of 20 hours a week every month in a paid job. Participating in an approved job training program for an average of 20 hours a week every month. Participating in community service at a nonprofit organization. https://www.freep.com/story/news/lo...d-stamp-work-requirement-michigan/1017085002/ I'm on board with this. I have no problem with social service programs for people in need, but this should help for those that want to abuse the system.