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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 ...

Signing up for Medicaid can put your assets at risk

More than 200,000 low-income Illinoisans have applied for new coverage under Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance that was expanded in Illinois and several other states as part of the Affordable Care Act. But for certain members of that group ...

Octomom charged with welfare fraud in California

LOS ANGELES -- Nadya Suleman, who gained fame as "Octomom" after giving birth to eight babies, has been charged with welfare fraud after failing to report $30,000 in earnings while she collected public assistance, authorities said Monday. Suleman, wh ...

Hundreds nabbed for food stamp fraud in just one county

An investigation launched from suspicion that Butler County's skyrocketing food assistance dollars may be attributed in part to fraud, abuse and misuse has resulted in the arrest of hundreds and a taxpayer savings of $5.2 million since July 2012. Abo ...


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