2012-13 Budget: Welfare Code Adds Work Requirement for Parents with High Health Needs, Punitive Job Search Requirement for TANF Recipients


The Welfare Code bill that was adopted by the General Assembly on June 30 eliminated the General Assistance Program, affecting close to 69,000 vulnerable Pennsylvanians, and included other provisions that will make it harder for low-income individuals with high health needs to access health care services and for low-income mothers to find work.