N.Y. Assembly Dems will unveil plan to help welfare recipients become self-sufficient
ALBANY — State Assembly Democrats this week will unveil an anti-poverty initiative they say would make it easier for welfare recipients to become self-sufficient.
The plan, outlined to the Daily News Tuesday, would allow those on public assistance to build up more assets.
It would also spend $187 million over two years to expand the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor.
And it would do away with a requirement that a lien automatically be placed on someone’s home as a condition of eligibility for public assistance, a rule that Dems say impacts mostly seniors and women with... read more
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