I think most of us agree that the Welfare system is in need of serious reforms. If you could change things, what would you do and why?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 9:41 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by usmc0351wife at 10:10 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
When I received some state benefits over 4 years in Washington state there were limits and guidelines. I had no choice but to ask for assistance when I got out of my abusive marriage. At that time there was a rule that you could only receive cash assistance for a total of 24 months in a lifetime. Childcare assistance was determined on the amount of income of your net income plus any other unearned income SSI, child support, etc. In order to receive child care you had to work a minimum of 27 hours a week or be approved due to a schooling program. I received cash assistance for 3 months while I finished my AAS program. I then received food stamps for another 3 months. I paid a $50-$100 co-pay depending on the amount of child support I received. When I worked more my childcare was $150. Wasn't getting ahead just breaking even.
Answer by tinkerbell76 at 10:12 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
Sure the welfare system isn't perfect and many people take advantage of it. However, a few bad apples are spoiling it for those that really need it. Had it not been there for me I probably would still be stuck in an abusive marriage. How else was I going to support three children and I had little to no job skills? I think circumstances of why someone needs the assistance is very important.
Answer by tinkerbell76 at 10:18 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
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Answer by Lyndall at 11:33 AM on Oct. 6, 2008