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.
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.
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.
What’s the next legal step for Lincoln Park welfare mom Amanda Clayton?
Notices coming in the mail will explain how families can reapply for monthly checks.
A Michigan woman who continued to get food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot has been charged with welfare fraud.
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.
The Michigan Supreme Court won’t immediately take up a case involving when welfare benefits can be ended.
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation aimed at ensuring lottery winnings and other assets are taken into account when determining eligibility for food stamp and other welfare programs.
After twice finding out lottery winners continued to use food stamps after collecting the jackpot, Michigan lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to legislation aimed at making sure it doesn’t happen again.