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What happens when you are on welfare...

And you get fired? Do you loose your benefits?????

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Asked by Micki-Cook at 5:07 PM on Apr. 19, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Depending on what type of welfare, i think your benefits would actually increase if you were fired.

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 5:08 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • If you lose your job, your benefits will most likely increase after you report your job loss to you case worker/case manager. You income will be adjusted to a lower level and you will most likely receive an increase due to that income change.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:10 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • I thought it increased as well.

    Answer by fricky29 at 5:14 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Also, the change will most likely not be affective immediately.. It would, if your case manager is on it and gets the paperwork rolling fast enough, most likely be affective next month or the next.. Again, depending on how fast your case manager gets the paperwork submitted and into the system.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:21 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • You might have to start participating in an employment services program to help you find a new job, but otherwise, I would assume they would adjust your benefits to your lower income.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 5:51 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • No it increase

    Answer by mamaofficer at 10:26 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • No of course not, welfare is for no income and low income. Depending on your situation you may need to take classes or go to a job counselor or something, but you will not lose them!

    Answer by JenzAmomOf2 at 10:38 AM on Apr. 21, 2011

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