welfare http://wyso.org en Emergency Unemployment Could Be Cut Off For 40,000 Ohioans http://wyso.org/post/emergency-unemployment-could-be-cut-40000-ohioans <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-42bf14ee-e3c2-0662-0168-38af753f6c14"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The U.S. Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1, 2014 deadline, but the deal doesn’t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means around 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month. </span></span></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:21:02 +0000 Lewis Wallace 43256 at http://wyso.org Emergency Unemployment Could Be Cut Off For 40,000 Ohioans Advocates Blast Report That Says Welfare May Be Too Generous http://wyso.org/post/advocates-blast-report-says-welfare-may-be-too-generous <p>A report out this morning from a conservative think tank says welfare benefits are so generous that they’re keeping recipients from seeking out work. But advocates are blasting that as unfair, incomplete and wrong.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 37932 at http://wyso.org Ohio Welfare Rolls See 18 Percent Drop http://wyso.org/post/ohio-welfare-rolls-see-18-percent-drop <p>Ohio&#39;s welfare rolls have seen an 18 percent drop over the past year, largely due to recipients booted from the program for failing to work or get job training.</p><p>The Columbus Dispatch reports Monday that 36 percent of the drop is attributed to failure to meet work requirements. Other reasons include paperwork errors, income increases or time limits.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:51:21 +0000 Associated Press 13976 at http://wyso.org Ohio Goes Back Years To Recover Welfare Overpayments http://wyso.org/post/ohio-goes-back-years-recover-welfare-overpayments <p>Thousands of Ohio welfare recipients who were overpaid more than 10 years ago are being informed that they will have to repay that money to the state.</p><p>The overpayments are not the result of fraud, and most resulted from administrative errors by government workers, <a href="http://bit.ly/rLmkmf">The Columbus Dispatch</a> (reported Wednesday. An example would be a welfare recipient who might have reported a change in income to his caseworker that would have reduced the benefit, but that information wasn&#39;t logged before the monthly check was mailed, the newspaper reported.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 21:45:18 +0000 Associated Press 6989 at http://wyso.org Ohio may have to pay millions in penalties b/c too few welfare recipients are working http://wyso.org/post/ohio-may-have-pay-millions-penalties-bc-too-few-welfare-recipients-are-working <p>Ohio may have to pay millions in penalties to the federal government because not enough people on welfare are working at a job or trying to get one. The state has been fined for the last three years because less than a quarter of Ohio&rsquo;s welfare recipients are working, are volunteering as preparation for work or are in job training programs.</p><p>The federal government requires half of recipients be enrolled in work participation.</p><p>Ben Johnson at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says his agency is confident the situation can be corrected.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:58:17 +0000 Ohio Public Radio 3176 at http://wyso.org