Tag: Welfare

TANF (welfare) Extended Until September 30, 2012

TANF’s federal authorization was extended to September 30, 2012 by the same legislation that extended the payroll tax cut, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, P.L. 112-96. TANF Authorization must be extended again before the Nomvember elections, so there may be more cuts and more changes which could be scary…
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Johnnie Tillmon – Welfare is a Woman’s Issue

This article by NWRO founding mother Johnnie Tillmon, was published in MS. Magazine in 1972 I’m a woman. I’m a black woman. I’m a poor woman. I’m a fat woman. I’m a middle-aged woman. And I’m on welfare. In this country, if you’re any one of those things you count less as a human being.…
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The Safety Net is Shredded

On August 22, 1996, President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, replacing Aid to Families with Dependant Children with TANF as the national welfare program for needy Americans.   Fifteen years later, the truth is that TANF has shredded the safety net.  It has been a disaster for poor families, the majority of whom…
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How to Contact the WV Welfare (DHHR) Department

Click on the links below for information Local County Welfare Departments State and Regional DHHR Departments All DHHR Department Websites Apply for Benefits Online   If you can’t find what you are looking for here then contact DAWG.