Welfare

Store Owner Convicted In $612,000 Food Stamp Fraud

A federal jury has found a Flint store owner guilty to accusations he participating in a $612,000 food stamp fraud scheme.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

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Three Business Owners Accused Of Food Stamp Fraud

Three people in the Flint area are accused of using food stamp cards to buy supplies for their restaurants and catering businesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012

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

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