Welfare

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Lawmakers Back Changes To Welfare Benefits

Some low-income Michigan families would have to pass drug tests and make sure their children don’t miss too many days of school in order to qualify for welfare benefits, under legislation being considered by the state Legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2013

Agency Finds 3,500 Lottery Winners In Mich. Get Public Aid

More than 3,500 lottery winners in Michigan received public assistance last year or lived with people on welfare, food stamps or other aid, a state agency reported earlier this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2013

Michigan Cracks Down On Felons Getting Welfare

The Michigan departments of State Police and Human Services say they resolved 1,994 felony arrest warrants during a joint initiative to make sure felons don’t collect welfare.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2013

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Michigan House OKs Bill To End Bridge Card Abuse

The Michigan House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to crack down on welfare abuse.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

Bill Requires Drug Tests For Welfare Recipients

Michigan lawmakers are planning to consider a bill that would require welfare applicants and recipients to pass drug tests.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2013

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Hamtramck Grocery Accused Of Food Stamp Fraud

Federal authorities became suspicious: How could a small Hamtramck grocery ring up nearly $1 million in food-aid redemptions in just six months?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2013

Report: More Michigan Children Living In Poverty

The number of Michigan children living in poverty soared to more than a half-million by 2011 as many families in the state continue to face low wages, unemployment and cuts in social programs, according to a new report released Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

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Store Owner Sentenced In $612,000 Food Stamp Fraud

A federal judge has sentenced a Flint store owner to four years, three months in prison for participating in a $612,000 food stamp fraud scheme.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2013

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Michigan Fully Restores Food Aid To Thousands Of Bridge Card Users

The state has added money to the Bridge Cards of all the 85,000 Michigan food assistance recipients and families who temporarily went without the aid this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/05/2013

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‘Human Error’ Leaves 85,000 Recipients Without Food Assistance

Money has been added to debit cards for nearly half of 85,000 Michigan food assistance recipients who were without the aid for a day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2013

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