Monday, July 18, 2011
Michigan Senate passes 48-month limit on welfare, raises wage cap
According to an article in the Detroit News, the Michigan Senate has passed a 48-month limit on welfare that will be extended to all of Michigan's welfare recipients. The limit was previously only applicable to recipients eligible for the state's Work First program and lived in an area where there was a Jobs, Education and Training (JET) program available. The 48-month limit for those enrolled in JET was set to expire this September. 12,600 families are expected to be thrown off of the welfare rolls by October 1st, saving the state $77.4 million.