Welfare

No Food Stamps For Prisoners Under New State Law

Michigan has a new law making it illegal for prison inmates to participate in the state’s food stamp program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

Amanda Clayton appears in court. (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey, File)

Lotto Winner Pleads No Contest To Welfare Fraud

A Lincoln Park woman who collected welfare benefits despite winning a big lottery prize pleaded no contest to fraud Thursday and likely will be sentenced to probation.

06/28/2012

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

Amanda Clayton appears in court. (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey, File)

Downriver Lotto Winner On Food Stamps Waives Hearing

What’s the next legal step for Lincoln Park welfare mom Amanda Clayton?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2012

Michigan Re-offers Welfare Aid To 13,000 Families

Notices coming in the mail will explain how families can reapply for monthly checks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2012

Michigan Lotto Winner Charged With Welfare Fraud

A Michigan woman who continued to get food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot has been charged with welfare fraud.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2012

Welfare Mom Faces Criminal Charges After Winning Lottery

A Lincoln Park mom who continued to receive food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery prize has been charged with two felony counts of welfare fraud after failing to report her winnings to the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2012

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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