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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TANF or Welfare program should be limited to three years for every person Welfare is a government-funded program designed to help the poor and needy children and was established during the Great Depression Former President Clinton signed a legislation in 1996 that would try to move people off of Welfare and into jobs The current legislation regulations are as follows PnnMost recipients are required to work within two years of receiving assistance PnnAssistance is limited to five years total and PnnStates are permitted to create family caps to deny additional benefits to mothers who bear children while already on public assistance Welfare should not limit the assistance to needy families to five years Three years should be the maximum time allotted for families to receive Welfare benefits Five years is too much time because people who have been on welfare for long periods of time can become dependent on the program have difficulty finding work become addicted to drugs andor alcohol and their children can have problems with delinquency socialization and school People who have received Welfare benefits for long periods of time can become dependent They have become so accustomed to receiving the federal and state grants that they can become somewhat lazy and have no desire to leave the program Only 22 percent of Welfare leavers cited employment as their reason for leaving the program in 1998 Oliphant Welfare recipients also have difficulty finding jobs due to previous poor work habits lack of work experience and the length of time they spent on Welfare Chapple If a recipient had a job before getting on Welfare they may not have had the job very long or gained much experience from it Also if a recipient had only a few jobs in the course of their working career the result would be few job skills and work experience Due to the amount of
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