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8 Bumps

My states TANF has a requiremnet that I wonder why it isn't for gov't aide across the board...

If you give birth less than 10 after starting services, pre-term birth is considered case by case, your amount of services awarded will not increase.

Basically you don't get more cash for getting pregnant while on the program. Why aren't all of the welfare things like that?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on May. 30, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • good question. do you have to go to classes? in our state there is some kind of mandatory classes to attend to get a job. its job training basically. i guess each state is different. i guess it depends what each state needs ect and what the familes are applying for more or less. i will bump ya though
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • What state are you in. Here in Cali its 12 consecutive months and you have to take GAIN which is job training or work 40 hours a week or attend counseling services or full time school or part time school and part time work
    myownhappiness

    Answer by myownhappiness at 10:10 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • I'm sorry what? If you give birth less than 10.... what months? into the program?
    If you give birth that soon it's very likely you already knew you were pregnant before you were approved. It should be if you get pregnant after, don't you think?
    Nicoles2LilRams

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 10:11 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • I am not sure.
    LiLJeni

    Answer by LiLJeni at 10:20 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • Nicoles2lilrams its if you are on it 10 consecutive months before you give birth. So say you've been on it for 2 months because you have a previous child then you find out you are pregnant with baby #2 and its born when you've already been on it for almost a year then you don't get extra cash aid for it. You get the same amount you got before. But if you get on it and you haven't been on it and baby is born before the 10 month mark you will get cash aid for the baby.
    myownhappiness

    Answer by myownhappiness at 10:20 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • Thank you myown that makes MUCH more sense. There were some words missing in the original post
    Nicoles2LilRams

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 10:27 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • not sure what I think about this.
    vntNyll

    Answer by vntNyll at 10:33 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • I don't think there should be additional funding per child at all. I think it should be single, couple or family....family meaning 1 kid or 10.

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:56 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • TANF?
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 10:57 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • In Wisconsin, you don't get an increase in CASH benefits for having more kids. The amount stays the same. Also, there is a 5 year lifetime max for cash benefits. For Medicaid and Foodstamps, there are restrictions on them. Well, mainly Foodstamps...you have to be in job training, looking for a job or in classes to get job skills...the same for cash benefits. Medicaid is based solely on income.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:03 PM on May. 30, 2011

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