Senate Advances Bill To Expand Assistance To Needy Families, Provide Immediate COVID-19 Aid

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New Jersey lawmakers advanced Monday a significant overhaul of the state’s cash public assistance program for families.

Simultaneously, a public policy organization issued a report that the benefit currently does not help enough needy families or do enough to move families out of poverty.

Advocates say the bill (S-2329), which has a $25 million price tag at a time of uncertainty for the state’s fiscal health, would go a long way toward providing real assistance to families and ensuring that children are not penalized by some of the current programmatic restrictions in receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) through the state’s WorkFirst NJ (WFNJ) welfare program.

More: Please read the full story on NJ Spotlight, a non-partisan, independent editorial website that delivers news and analysis about politics and public policy in New Jersey.

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