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The number of participants in the island's public assistance programs has grown dramatically in recent years. Here's how enrollment for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps, has increased lately. The
The number of people on food stamps and other public assistance programs has surged in recent years...The middle class is feeling squeezed, and they have plenty of blame to throw around...In fact, they were more resentful of the poor than the rich,
Nev. (AP) Drug testing would be required to receive public assistance in Nevada under a bill introduced in the Nevada Senate. SB89 is sponsored by Republican Sen. James Settelmeyer of Minden. He says the goal is not to deny benefits to people in need
N.D. (AP) A proposal to require drug testing for some North Dakota welfare recipients puts an unfair burden on the needy and might be unconstitutional, state and social services officials said Monday. Several Republican lawmakers are pushing the
Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) An additional 330,000 people have gained access to financial aid from the government over the past 18 months due to lower eligibility thresholds set for public assistance, the Ministry of the Interior said Friday.
While Washington politicians focus on preventing the country from going over what's called a fiscal cliff, advocates for Indiana's poorest families are debating a different kind of cliff completely. The Indiana-based drop-off is one that occurs when
The Japan Pension Service has told municipal governments to end automatic waivers for pension premiums for foreigners on public assistance. The automatic waiver allowed foreigners, like Japanese nationals, to forego the monthly premium on their
Staff writer Municipalities hosting large foreign populations are scrambling to process their welfare benefits after receiving instructions from the Japan Pension Service to end the uniform pension premium waiver for foreigners on public assistance.
The government-linked body that runs the public pension systems has drawn up a guideline to end the uniform premium waiver for foreigners on welfare, drawing immediate fire from human rights activists who liken the end of the exemption to
Many who've scraped by with the help of food stamps and other public assistance watched their parents or grandparents do the same, according to "Intergenerational Poverty in Utah 2012," a report released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce