I have wondered for a long time why welfare benefits are handled so differently than unemployment. Unemployment (at least in michigan- idk if it's this way everywhere) requires that you create an account with the state job board (here that's MiWorks), create a resume and cover letter, and apply to a certain number of jobs each period to get your benefits. Any adult who wants to recieve benefits has to either be enrolled in school, planning on returning to work at a set date, or using this job application program. They also are offered classes on resumes and interviews. If you can't figure out the program, need help with your resume, or don't have a computer- they have offices in most cities where you can get help from a career counselor and apply for jobs there instead. You also are only eligible for benefits for a reasonable amount of time. Which makes sense to me because if you are applying to so many jobs a week, you should have job soon...
Why doesn't the welfare system use similar criteria?
on Aug. 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM