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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

Snyder Signs Mich. Lottery Winnings, Welfare Bills

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2012

Michigan To Count Lottery Wins Against Welfare

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2012

$1M Lotto Winner Cut From Food Assistance

The state says a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but continued to get food stamps has been removed from a food assistance program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2012

Lottery Prizes May Factor Into Welfare Rules

Lottery and other gambling winnings would factor into eligibility for welfare assistance under legislation approved Tuesday by the Republican-led Michigan House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2012

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