Errors by overwhelmed workers anticipated during Logjam July
Philadelphiawelfare offices will have a lot of extra work to do this summer in addition to their other work. They are being instructed to hold extra interviews for up to 9,300 TANF recipients and review around 16,000 Medical Assistance cases – all by August 12. We are worried that many families will lose their benefits as welfare workers are overwhelmed by this unwieldy and hasty review process.
For a printable flier on what to expect this summer–including a preview of the notice thousands of families will be receiving–click here.
Who is at risk of losing their benefits?
There are three groups of people who may be at risk:
- Adults who have received TANF for more than 60 months in their lifetime since 1997;
- Adults who currently have a Good Cause reason not to participate in TANF welfare-to-work requirements; and
- Families with pending Medical Assistance renewals. Read the rest of this entry »