Welfare law governs the entitlement and benefit of welfare programs. There are federal and state programs and they must comply with Constitutional standards. The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 places ceilings on benefits allowed to families and conditions on the applicant’s disability. Needy individuals not meeting the eligibility criteria for federal assistance may qualify general assistance from the state or apply for state and local relief. The laws are complex when individuals or families are using multiple programs.

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