Seems that the requirement has been in place for quite some time,but waiver rights were granted to the State due to the severe economic conditions. The minimum bottom line is that if you can't find a job,then you have to volunteer 20 hrs helping out(food bank,soup kitchen,homeless shelter,etc) and have it documented in order to stay qualified. Reading the article was semi-disgusting with excuses being made for substance abuse,mental illness and being transient.They claimed this got in the way of People contacting HFS Office to sit down with a Caseworker to be evaluated and qualified to stay in the program. How the hell do you not be able to be contacted,yet find a way to grab your Food Stamp money? Yikes... In the end,those that have it coming,that need a hand to get back into a working Life,better get it. Those that are busy shucking,jiving and trying to B.S. someone out of their Jock Strap better get thrown out. Time to Drug Test Entitlement Candidates,long past time.