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  • States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work

    03/21/2015 10:06:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2015 3:06 PM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance. The grants, announced Friday in Georgia by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, come as the Republican Congress is exploring ways to cut the program, which cost $74 billion last year—twice its cost in 2008.Some in the GOP have proposed stricter work requirements as a way to do that. But the Obama administration sees better worker training as an alternative to cuts or stricter work requirements. Vilsack said the grants will help USDA identify...
  • Welfare Reform Curveball

    08/10/2012 8:24:24 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 7 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | August 10, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Changes to welfare could increase Americans’ dependency on the U.S. government immediately prior to the elections, posits a recent Romney campaign ad. The attack ad by the Romney campaign states that the Obama Administration plans to quietly gut the work requirements out of welfare reform, leaving only the welfare that was there before 1996. A July Heritage Foundation blog entry by Heritage authors is referenced in the Romney video. “The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the reform law,” maintain authors Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley in their July 12 blog entry at Heritage’s...
  • Nothing is safe from budget ax -- even welfare

    05/04/2009 10:45:29 PM PDT · by dila813 · 8 replies · 693+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Monday May 04, 2009, 9:23 PM | Michelle Cole
    Just as more families are turning to the government for help, Oregon leaders are considering budget cuts that would dismantle the state's welfare-to-work program. To find billions to balance the next two-year budget, state leaders are considering cuts, including: eliminating cash assistance to families with two parents at home; reducing or eliminating state-paid day care while parents look for a job or start work; reducing payments that help people transition from welfare to full-time employment; and reducing or eliminating training and life skills programs designed to help people get and keep a job. Here's a sample of possible cuts to...
  • Romney calls for 14,000 on welfare to work

    01/25/2005 9:13:37 AM PST · by indcons · 11 replies · 674+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 25, 2005 | Scott S. Greenberger
    Pregnant women in their third trimester, mothers with children older than 1, and about 5,600 disabled people are among the additional 14,000 welfare recipients who would have to work under welfare changes Governor Mitt Romney will propose later this week. Overall, Romney's plan would more than double the number of welfare recipients who have to work, from roughly 12,700 to about 26,700. A total of 49,000 recipients are currently on the state's welfare rolls. The governor's proposal would also ratchet up the hours per week that some recipients must work, and would establish a five-year lifetime limit for receiving benefits.
  • A Welfare-to-Work Study Finds No Harm to Children

    03/06/2003 6:36:52 PM PST · by GeneD · 4 replies · 210+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 03/06/2003 (for editions of 03/07/2003) | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON, March 6 — Poor children suffer no psychological damage when their mothers move from welfare to work, as millions of women have in recent years, a major new study says. Among adolescents in such families, the researchers say, mental health may actually have improved. The research, financed by the National Institutes of Health and being published on Friday in the journal Science, provides the most extensive evidence yet to answer questions that have been swirling around one of the biggest experiments in American social policy in the last half-century. The study suggests that the 1996 welfare overhaul does not...