temporary assistance for needy families http://kbia.org en Mo. House advances welfare reform legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-advances-welfare-reform-legislation <p>Missourians could lose welfare benefits if they go too long without using them in the state under legislation advanced by the House.</p><p>The House gave the measure first-round approval Wednesday. It needs a second vote before moving to the state Senate.</p><p>Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families would be warned of possible suspensions if they go 60 days without using their electronic benefit card in Missouri. The Department of Social Services would suspend accounts if benefits went unused in Missouri after 90 days.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:26:13 +0000 Associated Press 50322 at http://kbia.org Mo. House advances welfare reform legislation Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients http://kbia.org/post/missouri-audit-alleges-misuse-ebt-cards-some-welfare-recipients A new audit released Tuesday finds that some welfare recipients in Missouri have used their benefits to buy things besides food and other daily necessities, while others may have moved away but continue to get in-state benefits.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The audit centers on the use of </span>EBT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (electronic benefit transfer) cards from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a federal program administered on the state level in all 50 states.&#160; <a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/">Missouri Auditor Tom </a></span><a Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:02:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45451 at http://kbia.org Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients Legislation seeks to curb welfare fraud http://kbia.org/post/legislation-seeks-curb-welfare-fraud <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri welfare recipients would be barred from spending their cash benefits at casinos, liquor stores or strip clubs under legislation sent to </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon.</span></p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:22:07 +0000 Person: Associated Press 33891 at http://kbia.org Legislation seeks to curb welfare fraud Law would prevent welfare money being spent at casinos, liquor stores http://kbia.org/post/law-would-prevent-welfare-money-being-spent-casinos-liquor-stores <p>A Missouri House bill aims to restrict the use of cash welfare benefits at casinos and liquor stores. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:00:40 +0000 Associated Press 27563 at http://kbia.org Law would prevent welfare money being spent at casinos, liquor stores