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Appeals Court Says Mich. 5-Year Welfare Limit OK

The state of Michigan can take away welfare benefits under a five-year federal limit even if recipients still might qualify for cash under state law, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2012

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DHS, Center Differ On How Fast Welfare Reinstated

Jackie Doig, of the Saginaw-based Center for Civil Justice, says only about 100 of the 11,000 families that lost benefits starting last October have had them restored, despite a March court order telling the state to do so.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2012

Michigan Welfare Case Stays With Court of Appeals

The Michigan Supreme Court won’t immediately take up a case involving when welfare benefits can be ended.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2012

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Ruling Allows State To Proceed With Welfare Cuts

A group that sparked a court order to temporarily halt a round of cuts in Michigan’s welfare program has lost a bid to extend the delay.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2011

Federal Judge Blocks State From Ending Cash Assistance Welfare Benefits

A federal court ruling has effectively blocked the state of Michigan from ending cash assistance welfare benefits for roughly 11,000 families.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2011

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing at Call to Action on Welfare Cuts

City Works To Weave Web For Those Cut From Welfare Rolls

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is working to put a safety net in place for thousands of Detroiters cut off from receiving cash welfare payments.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2011

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. (File photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Mayor Bing Holds Call to Action On Welfare Cuts

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is trying to help the thousands of families who were cut off from cash-assisted benefits this past weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2011

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Four-Year Welfare Limit Begins Saturday

A new law that effects thousands of people in Michigan kicked in Saturday. The law puts a four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits for 41,000 people, about 30,000 of which are children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2011

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Food Banks Nervous About New Welfare Limit Implementation

Area food banks and other places that help the hungry could be getting busier soon, as the state’s lifetime welfare limits take effect Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2011