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« on: July 03, 2012, 05:09:43 PM »

Appy for Cash Assistance

Apply For Cash, SNAP (Food Stamps) & Medical Assistance

Types of Cash Assistance Programs People who need cash assistance may qualify for one of several programs.  Here you will find short descriptions of programs that are available.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program helps pregnant women and families with one or more dependent children with temporary cash and other benefits. TANF can help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical.

Aid to the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (AABD)  helps those who qualify and need cash assistance.

Earnfare helps adults who do not have custody of their children and who receive SNAP (formerly Food Stamps.)  They must first work off the value of their SNAP benefits (at minimum wage) and then they can work more hours and earn up to $294 per month.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) puts cash back in your pocket and will locate help to file your Income Taxes.

Illinois Welcoming Centers - offer many state, community, health, employment training, and educational services in one location. The Illinois Welcoming Center staff is bilingual English/Spanish and has access to multilingual interpreters and translators.

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Illinois Link Card
- the card that allows you to spend your cash and SNAP benefits electronically.

Report fraud for Cash, SNAP & Medical Assistance

Other State Agency Programs Low-income consumers may qualify for assistance to help pay for installation of telephone service and monthly charges for local phone service through the Lifeline and Link-Up Telephone Assistance Programs.
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 06:34:49 PM »

The President signed a waver of the work requirements that was  part of the Welfare Reform legislation of 1996.  Do not know all the regulations that were part of the waver, but many were not able to comply with the work requirements over the years.  Also there was a provision of only being eligible for 60 months of cash assistance in a life time.  Do not know if that requirement was part of the waver or not.  More may be in the news over the weekend.
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