BATON ROUGE — Changes are coming for some people receiving food assistance benefits.

Effective Thursday, the state says able-bodied adults without dependents must meet a minimum work requirement to qualify for the benefits.

The state, in a news release, said those in that category will be required to work at least 20 hours per week or be enrolled in a federally-approved job training program. If such a person doesn’t meet the requirement, they will only receive benefits for three months out of a 36-month period.

The change comes as the state allows a federal waiver to expire Thursday. The waiver currently allows adults,

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