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Stories with subject: Government welfare systems
  • Advocacy group's CEO sees new issues with Kansas welfare law 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:50 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Parts of Kansas' new welfare law appear to conflict with federal rules for state child care programs, potentially jeopardizing more than $40 million a year in federal funds, an advocacy group's leader said Thursday.

  • Few drug tests ordered for welfare users in Maine so far 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 12:41 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage hailed drug screenings for certain welfare recipients as a way to protect taxpayer dollars. But since the program was launched a few months ago, only a handful of recipients have been ordered to take tests and most people who have lost their assistance have done so because they failed to show up, the administration said.

  • Kansas ends $25 limit on ATM withdrawals of cash benefits 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:50 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas has eliminated a $25-a-day limit on ATM withdrawals with cash assistance cards over concerns from U.S. officials about the much-criticized part of a larger effort to ensure that poor families use their benefits for necessities and not alcohol, gambling or luxuries such as concerts or tattoos.

  • Temporary win for Vermonters receiving welfare-to-work aid 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 12:28 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - More than 800 needy families with disabled adults will keep their current level of financial assistance for two more months after a class-action lawsuit from Vermont Legal Aid.

  • Returning emigrants could overwhelm Portugal, analysts say 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:04 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese analysts are warning that the country's feeble economy and overburdened welfare programs are at risk from a potentially massive return of emigrants who left in search of jobs during the eurozone's recent financial crisis.