Corbett Administration Finding New and Innovative Ways to Stick It to the Poors

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This is just cold.

The Corbett administration has cut funding for a Philadelphia program nationally lauded as the “gold standard” for helping disabled homeless people get federal benefits.

On May 31, the state’s Department of Public Welfare gave Philadelphia’s Homeless Advocacy Project one month’s notice that it was eliminating $722,000 used to help obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) money for homeless or near-homeless people who had exceeded their five-year limit for welfare benefits.

Many of the people don’t have the mental capacity to work. SSI provides disability income and benefits.

(Thanks: Albred Lubrano)

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