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States to test ways to put food stamp recipients to work

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using Agriculture Department grants aimed at helping some of the 46 million Americans who receive benefits move off the rolls. The grants come as the Republic ...

Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in US reach age 112

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112. In reality, only few could possibly be alive. As of last fall, there were only 42 ...

Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers released by the Census Bureau Wednesday as part of its annual look at children and families show th ...

Gov. Scott Walker wants jobless, food stamp recipients to face drug tests

[caption id="attachment_2996" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Wisconsin could have one of the nation's most sweeping drug-testing requirements for those receiving public benefits if the proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to test thos ...

Changes on the horizon in Maine welfare programs

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Big changes are on the horizon for many low-income Maine residents as Gov. Paul LePage's administration plans to move forward next month with new rules that will require food stamp users to have a job and some welfare recipients ...

Bishops criticize food stamp rule

[caption id="attachment_2594" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]New Mexico's Catholic bishops called "unconscionable" plans by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration to reimpose work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans ...

NM governor proposes work requirement for food stamps

[caption id="attachment_2594" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez's administration proposes to re-impose and broaden work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food ...

Philly Democrat mayor sets up center for government benefits

Mayor Nutter's office said Tuesday that it had established six centers where residents will be able to get help applying for a host of government benefits, including food stamps, Medicare, and tax breaks. "Every year, eligible Philadelphia residents ...

Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional ...

Tax Dollars for Lingerie?

A Louisiana lingerie store does not discriminate against its customers and it also does not judge how they want to pay for their purchases -- even if they are made with Electronic Benefits Transfer cards. The sign on the front of Kiss My Lingerie in ...


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