WAIVERS MAY AVERT FOOD STAMP CUTOFF

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An estimated 400,000 food stamp recipients whose benefits were to be slashed March 1 are eligible for a reprieve.Under new welfare law, food stamp benefits for certain recipients were to be curtailed to three months every three years, unless they work, look for work or are in job training at least 20 hours a week. Subject recipients who were to fall under the new proviso were single

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An estimated 400,000 food stamp recipients whose benefits were to be slashed March 1 are eligible for a reprieve.

Under new welfare law, food stamp benefits for certain recipients were to be curtailed to three months every three years, unless they work, look for work or are in job training at least 20 hours a week. Subject recipients who were to fall under the new proviso were single and childless people who don't have jobs.

But several states have applied

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