Devastating news, please forward to your networks as it appears that no advance notice will be sent to recipients. Almost 70,000 Pennsylvanians will learn that their sole source of income has ended when it simply stops showing up in 10 days.
Yesterday, the Department of Public Welfare issued an Operations Memo terminating General Assistance.
According to the memo, GA Cash Assistance program shall cease July 1, 2012.
According to the memo, those affected include:
18-20 years old and in secondary school expected to graduate by age 21
Children under the age of 21 not eligible for TANF
In a 2-parent household with children under 13 or 13 and older and disabled
Temporarily or permanently disabled
Non-parental caretakers of children under 13 or 13 and older and disabled
Undergoing drug and alcohol treatment that precludes employment
A pregnant woman not eligible for TANF
A victim of domestic violence