If you are only getting food stamps or only getting medical, u have to work 15 hours a week and if u work less than that u are supposed to come down for the workshop.
Remember, you need to QUALIFY for the payment first and this is income and asset tested.
There are of course many variables in these situations and many people that think its unfair on both sides of the fence. What are your suggestions for a better and fairer system for everyone?
If the government worried more about putting people back to work then offering a continious handout without the other things like helping with education and work isn't improving anyones lifestyle.
Either way, there will still be the ones who will find any loop hole they can in order not to work.
They send the check for people who don't have the gas money or bus money to come down there.
Unfortunately, many, many people recieve assistance and don't work or get called for the work program because they either slip through the cracks or job and family does not have the money to send them the transportation check.I think they can improve the system by asking the people who are driving up in brand new cars wearing designer duds how they got the money for those things if they claim to be so broke they need assistance.I also agree with the concept of drug testing and booting people off of cash who are testing positive for drugs-those people should not be allowed to have their children if they are druggies and should have their children taken away if they get booted from welfare and can't provide for them anymore.You get 6 weeks off after having a baby if it was vaginal, and 8 weeks off if it was a c-section but after that u need to be looking for something if u don't work.They require you to work 15 hours a week or at least look for a job.I would like to rational thoughts about this problem and yes, it IS a major problem and expense, no doubt about it.