Category: Public Assistance

WIC – Women Infants and Children Nutrition Assistance

WIC – Women, Infants, and Children – provides services to new and expecting mothers and children up to age 5. WIC provides services to nutritionally at-risk persons who meet the income guidelines for their family size, including: Pregnant women (throughout pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth or pregnancy ends) Breastfeeding women (up to…
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Free Money in Your Pocket

The IRS will give you money back (maybe thousands) if you qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Child Tax Credit (CTC). EITC or the CTC is not considered as income and should not affect benefits like welfare (TANF), food stamps, SSI, Medicaid, CHIP, foster care, adoption assistance, or public housing. Even if…
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Federal Payments Go Paperless March 1, 2013

The Treasury Department is phasing out paper check payments and requiring federal benefit recipients to get their money electronically. You can choose to get your payments by direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card account. Everyone who receives Social Security, SSI, or other federal benefit…
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TANF Waivers: Might Be a Good Thing

There has been much discussion lately about TANF Waivers and the idea that these Waivers will gut the current Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.  This is wrong; these Waivers will provide states the opportunity to tailor their programs to fit the needs of the people of their state.  This might be a good…
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