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How Long Can People Be on Public Assist...

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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Where you live? Does keep having more kids allow that time period to start over? Ive read where there's time limits & in places like AZ its only two yrs. for a lifetime.
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sharebearII
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:10 PM

 Don't be havin' more kids to find out.   ;)

 

-42-
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:11 PM



"Hate is just a special kind of love we give to

people who suck."

XxXSxyMamaXxX
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:12 PM

umm you gets it as long as you qualify for it... never heard of a time limit...  they make you renew your application after a few months with me it was every 2 months.... now i only get medical assistance due to my hubby makes to much for us to qualify for anything else...

gypsy_rose
by Kandy on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Depends on the type of assistance. Food stamps life time. WIC untill child is 5, TANIF 3 years but must be in full time job traning or have a full time job.

airforewifenmom
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:15 PM
my sil has been for over 10 years. She has not worked or went to school......probably overall she gets over 2k a mo at least. she has 5 kids gets 800 or more in fs, lives in hud housing. No elec or water....
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Ataemommy
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:24 PM


Quoting -42-:



Bwahahahaha.

gypsy_rose
by Kandy on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:36 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of State Welfare Time Limits

The Administration for Children and Families 7th Annual Report to Congress on TANF which documents TANF policies as of December 2006 shows that Rhode Island is well within the mainstream of the nation when it comes to welfare time limits. Like Rhode Island, the majority of states have a 60 month lifetime limit on benefits. Only 8 states have less than a 60 month limit. Five states have no time limit on benefits. States may also have periodic time limits within the lifetime limit, or may have limits for some populations while others (e.g., families with a disabled parent) are not subject to time limits.

Governor Carcieri has hinted at upcoming proposals to reduce time limits. Any such proposal should be discussed only as part of a larger review of the FIP program that looks at how FIP is serving families with major barriers to employment, how the program helps parents gain the skills for good jobs and how the "work readiness" part of FIP is linked with other state efforts to improve literacy and skills for all adults. In addition, shorter time limits would undoubtedly cause severe financial hardship for FIP families where the parent is not able to increase her family’s economic well-being because the parent is severely disabled.

The following is a summary of the data from the ACF Annual Report.

37 states and DC have a 60 month lifetime limit

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, DC, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

5 states have no time limit

Massachusetts (exempt families), Michigan, New York, Oregon, Vermont

8 states have less than a 60 month lifetime limit

48 months: Florida, Georgia

36 months: Delaware, Utah

24 months: Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana

21 months: Connecticut (recipients may receive 6-month extensions)

New England States

Connecticut

 

 

: 21 month time limit. Six month extensions are allowed.

Maine:

 

 

60 months

Massachusetts:

 

 

No time limit for exempt families; other families have 24 month time limit with extensions allowed in 60 months.

New Hampshire:

 

 

60 months

Rhode Island:

 

 

60 months

Vermont:

 

 

No time http://www.povertyinstitute.org/matriarch/documents/Time%20limits%20updated%2011.19.07.pdflimit

kerijeanbean
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Originally there was supposed to be like a 2 year limit, but I know of people that have been on public assistance their whole lives.  I don't get how they do it.

atlmom2
by Susie on Aug. 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM
TOO LONG. Isn't WIC 5 years or 5 years per kid?
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Karopie_99
by Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:09 PM
Wic is till the child has turned 5. Not for any 5 yrs. Birth-5yrs of. Age only
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