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Abox5 asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Length of time on Welfare?

"The 4.7 million families currently receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) have already spent, on average, six-and-a-half years on welfare.". GOA 2010

How could it be possible not to be able to find a job in 6 1/2 years?

5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    It's a lifestyle these days.

    There are very few Americans left anymore - heck, illegals are more American than we are - at least in work ethic & family values!

  • 9 years ago

    Some are just lazy and there kids look at there parents who have never had a job and in turn copy them and never learn to have the initiative to find a job or just think it's hopeless to look if there parents can't find a job.

    Also if you haven't been able to get a job for a while you may lose confidence in looking or doing interviews.

    Also sometimes the way unemployment benefits are structured it means you have more money with out a job instead of a very low paid job.

    This isn't all unemployed people though as a few probably can't actually get a job even if they wanted one.

  • Gaijin
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    9 years ago

    Not in Sacramento and surrounding counties.Length of aid depends on circumstances and is treated as a loan.To receive aid,must attend job search program,must actively search for work and submit a monthly list of where they looked.If,after 6-8 weeks they haven't found a job,they must work on government properties,usually cleaning.If they do not comply,they are kicked off aid.and they are required to pay back the amount of their aid as it is treated as a loan,not a life style.Women with children must,after their child is of school age go through the same as any others do with same penalties and requirements.After the third child while on aid,they are removed from assistance.

    This should be adopted by all states and counties.


    TD for not hating on someone-lol.

  • 9 years ago

    There is no such thing as Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and has not been since 1996.

    And since 1996, due to Clinton's welfare reform act, the maximum amount of time a person can remain on TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) is five years. In their entire lifetime. FIVE years.

    And while receiving benefits, they are *required* to work or be in job training. OK?

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  • 9 years ago

    Welfare recipients aren't looking for jobs, they're looking for free checks. They're not ashamed to admit it either.


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