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Department of Health and Human Services

Cap Welfare Payments

There should be a cap on welfare payments no matter how large a family is. We should not be encouraging people to have more children to collect more benefits. This should also apply to any type of governement assistance. The cap should be the same accross the board, regardless of where the family is living. If the cost-of-living is too high in an area of the country for the amount of the cap, then the family will have... more »

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Legislative Branch

Community sharing of childcare for those on welfare

One way to provide self-esteem to participants and to eliminate the need for child-care for those receiving welfare would be to create community family groups. For example, you have three families receiving welfare and none of the mothers can work becasue they all have children. These families live relatively close to one-another. The families could be identified by the welfare distributing agency and entered into a group... more »

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Social Security Administration

Medicaid/Medicare, Welfare, SSA dependents

Any dependents over 18 years of age relying on financial assistance & medical necessities from Social Security Administration, Medicare/Medicaid, Welfare agencies shall receive incentives to work, without worrying about penalties/restrictions of any kinds of assistance may impose on them – except for fraud and/or abuses.

Do not penalize them for trying to find additional source of income to support their needs/goals.... more »

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Department of Labor

REDUCE GOVERNMENT WELFARE SPENDING!

Reduce government Welfare Spending.
Today, welfare spending is the largest item in the federal budget, standing at $888 out of the $3.6 trillion of the federal budget, that is nearly 25% of federal funds. I believe that instead of giving money to individuals who are not currently working, we should provide them with work in their communities in return for pay and benefits. Government Welfare spending is at an all time... more »

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Department of Education

Check up on schools for public assistance education programs

Ensure schools that can provide continuing education to welfare recipients maintain a certain level of excellence. If classes are frequently cancelled or shortened students do not get the needed schooling/training and tax payers are not getting the return on investment expected from funding such programs.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Put an end to perpetual students on welfare

Stop funding the perpetual students on welfare. It seems there is a loop-hole in the public assistance programs surrounding continuing education such that some become perpetual students in order to extend welfare benefits. Scenarios such as intentionally obtaining a degree in a field for which no local jobs exist, failing or missing a course that is required for graduation, and/or changing majors after a few semesters.... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Stop paying to advertise public assistance

I see advertisements for public assistance programs everywhere it seems and I can't seem to understand the logic behind it. There is no competition and the necessary contact information is in the phone book, if you still use one, as well as online.

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Department of Homeland Security

Stop SSI benefits to convicted smugglers

Seems simple. Stop giving SSI checks to convicted smugglers.
Unfortunately, it is not that simple. We apprehended and convicted an alien smuggler and also encountered his SSI check stubs as well as a recent receipt for $2,000+ wheels and tires for his car. We contacted SSI to cancel the SSI checks. They advised that if we provided proof that the subject was incarcerated, they would stop the SSI payments during his... more »

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Social Security Administration

Supplemental Security Income changes

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Welfare program changes. SSI pays a maximum amount to an individual. It is reduced if it is a ‘couple’ (married). Logic, I assume is, it’s cheaper for two people living together than in individual households. But, if two adults on SSI unmarried in same household, they each get the full benefit.
Every individual should have their own record. Couple cases are extremely complex and... more »

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Legislative Branch

Get People Involved and working!

Mobilize the unemployed and volunteers!
There are backlogs in the government everywhere, bujt there are also tons of people getting paid unemployment and welfare for sitting around. Give those with potential or the ability immediate work doing introductory level work that can be done by minimum mass training. Lots of training can be done virtually now.
People are willing and want to work. Let them do something that... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Self-sufficiency & Prison/Welfare

Prisons waste tax payer money. Prisons should have there own gated community where they will grow there own cotton for clothing, raise/care/butcher there own meat, grow there own fruits and vegetables. TV/internet shouldn't be authorized. It's a priviledge and not a necessity for well being. It will also cut down on healthcare costs, fat prisoners will actually have to "work" for their food, and in return will not... more »

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Legislative Branch

Make it C.O.U.N.T.!

The C.O.U.N.T. program (Conservation Organized Under New Terms) would be developed as a checks and balances system to help conserve financial resources for welfare programs across the 14 Federal agencies involved. This system would allow eligible welfare recipients the opportunity for education, housing assistance and monetary allowance under new terms and agreements.

First, set a reduced welfare budget taking off 3%... more »

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