New York Welfare Checks To Increase

Published on July 06, 2009, 10:49 am
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City and state officials said that this month, after nineteen years, welfare checks are set to increase, bringing the subsidy for a typical family of three to $321 a month, from $291. For a family of four, the subsidy will rise to $413.70 a month, from $375.70.

While the increase was not a major line in Gov. David A. Paterson’s budget this year, it certainly was a hard-fought victory by advocates for the poor, who have long argued that the welfare subsidy was inadequate.

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