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Mass. Seeks 19,000 ‘Missing’ Welfare Recipients

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BOSTON (AP) — State officials say they are trying to confirm the addresses of 19,000 welfare recipients in Massachusetts after voter registration information mailed to their listed addresses last summer were returned as undeliverable.

The Department of Transitional Assistance contacted 477,000 welfare recipients who were on their books from June 2011 to May 2012, after settling a voter-rights lawsuit.

The agency told the Boston Herald in a statement that is trying to contact its clients to ensure that they are still living in Massachusetts and therefore eligible to collect benefits from the state. If they have moved out of state, they are not eligible.

Some who did not confirm their addresses have already been stripped of benefits.

Critics of the agency say it’s more proof that it needs reform.

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Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com


  • Mick

    …and these are the same idiots who will be.running healthcare.

  • weasel

    And how many checks or deposits get returned each month? Everyone should be found and prosecuted to the extent of the law. Worse than robbing a bank.

  • susanej

    Wow if they do nit live where they said they did they should be cut from the program also drug test them all randomly if they show positive results should be cut as well

  • susanej

    Wow if they do not live where they said they did they should be cut from the program also drug test them all randomly if they show positive results should be cut as well

  • shanirv

    Yet people who really need welfare help get denied but these people who fraud the system keep getting the money. Doesn’t welfare do checks on these people to see if they are giving truthful information? I guess not. Maybe they should have a department who does check these things.

  • shanirv

    Can’t find them, cut their benefits!

  • shawnm

    Please cut there benefits…..These people know how to work the system & laugh about it. Im glad this is coming to light. Now lets see if action is taken to stop it.