Arizona Is Only State To Stop Welfare Checks During Shutdown

AP

Arizona appears to be the only state to have stopped cutting welfare checks during the federal government shutdown, the Arizona Republic reported Friday.

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer’s administration announced this week that 5,700 families eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families would not be receiving their checks, which average $207 a month, while the federal government is shut down.

Federal officials have told state welfare directors that they could use alternative sources of funding during the shutdown to keep assistance programs funded, and they will be reimbursed when the federal government re-opens.

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