Welfare

Welfare Records Stained With the Blot of Cheating
Ed May
In his eighth article about New York State's welfare system, Buffalo News reporter Ed May reveals ways that long-time aid recipients abuse the system.
Some Malingerers Take Long Rides on Relief
Ed May
In the seventh article in Ed May's series about New York State's welfare system, he reports that some welfare recipients have been collecting aid for years and refuse to regularly look for jobs.
Storm Center of Relief: Dependent Children's Aid
Ed May
In the sixth installment of his "Costly Dilemma" series, Ed May writes about the ballooning cost of welfare's "aid to dependent children" program.
Families Shirk Legal Duty To Take Care of Their Own
Ed May
In this fifth installment of Ed May's "Our Costly Dilemma" series, he reports that relatives of those eligible for welfare benefits rarely take it upon themselves to help support their kin.
Many Families on Relief Permanent Public Wards
Ed May
In the third article of the series, Buffalo Evening News reporter Ed May describes how some families collect welfare benefits on technicalities despite being able to work.
Relief Workers Caught in a Jungle of Red Tape
Ed May
The fourth installment of "Our Costly Dilemma," Ed May's series for the Buffalo Evening News about New York State's welfare program. In this article, May describes the ludicrous amount of paperwork required by welfare caseworkers.
Penetrating Look at Costs, Cases Yielded by News' 6-month Study
Ed May
The first in the series called "Our Costly Dilemma" by Buffalo Evening News reporter Ed May exposing inefficiencies and abuses in New York State's Welfare system. The article also includes an editor's note titled "What Welfare Means to You" explaining the genesis of the project and the various sources and resources the paper used.
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