AUGUSTA – A public hearing tomorrow will discuss a rule to make some households without children ineligible for food stamps.
The rule would be limited to people with more than 5,000 dollars in assets. Assets are defined at the balance of bank accounts and other valuable items like boats and ATV’s.
It does not include equity in a home or a household’s primary vehicle. The state department of health and human services says the rule is set to go into effect in the coming weeks regardless of the hearing.
Mainers applying or re-applying for food stamps will be required to disclose the assets.