Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Low Income Families Denied Welfare Checks

Nearly 5200 low income Arizona families have been denied welfare checks as a result of the federal government shutdown. The Arizona Republic reports that 5,150 families eligible for help from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program did not get their payments Thursday. The group denied checks included people who had been approved for cash assistance, which averages $207 per person. Funding for the federally funded, state run program had run out by the third day of the shutdown.
About 1100 other families already had received their aid this month, but their benefits could be affected if the political stalemate in Washington stretches into November.

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