An Act To Feed Rural Citizens of the State
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §3104, sub-§15 is enacted to read:
This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to seek a waiver beginning with federal fiscal year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015, and for each federal fiscal year thereafter to allow individuals otherwise subject to a 3-month limit on federal food supplement program benefits to continue to receive benefits if those individuals reside in counties, labor market areas or other areas that qualify for a waiver because of high unemployment or a lack of a sufficient number of jobs to provide employment for those individuals.