Hcr 230 Week 3 Assignment the Welfare Reform Act

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The Welfare Reform Act HCR/230—Claims Prep II Jeana Timmcke University of Phoenix—Axia College

The Welfare Reform Act Welfare has been a controversial issue since the 1960s, and continues to be a controversial issue. During the late 1980s, citizens were calling for reform of the Welfare System. Due to citizen concern the Personal Responsibility, Welfare and Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) came into effect. On August 22, 1996, Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation of 1996. The Welfare Reform Act drastically changed the nation’s welfare system. The Welfare Reform Act was
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The rates of decline are unrelated to economic factor such as unemployment or job growth rates. The decline in dependency for Welfare benefits are directly linked to the state workfare policies. It appears as if the decline is only due to stricter guidelines for the Welfare System. (Besharov, D., 1999; Rector, R.,2001).
Welfare Reform has caused government agencies to change the aspect of receiving Welfare Benefits, ranging from Food Stamps to Medicaid to TANF/Cash Assistance. In a genuine effort to help mothers, the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 is not a bad thing. The government set out to help families with children who need financial, medical, job, and childcare assistance. The government set out to help financially unstable mothers and families providing for their children, while doing the best they can.
After Welfare Reform, many welfare centers are now considered “Job Centers”. In the job center they will help applicants apply for job, create resumes, how to approach interviews, and even provide individuals with work clothes. By enforcing welfare reform, they reduce the amount of fraud and abuse through the welfare system. By changing aspects of welfare, it assists people to achieve jobs in order to essentially provide for themselves and their families. By preparing people for the work force, it enables the ability to get off of the system and create less dependency, which in turn was the main goal