III-"Our Costly Dilemma" - Ed [Edgar] May - Buffalo Evening News

III-"Our Costly Dilemma" - Ed [Edgar] May - Buffalo Evening News

Many Families on Relief Permanent Public Wards

by: Ed May | publication date: June 9, 1960 | Publication: Buffalo Evening News |

As a group, many of the relief recipients have become a dependent society. During the three months I was a caseworker I gave your tax dollars to children who are fourth-generation welfare cases.

"Don't let them save you," was the advice I received when I first started. "Some of these people, you'll find, know more about welfare than all of us. They've got every angle."

In the third article of the series, Buffalo Evening News reporter Ed May describes how some families collect welfare benefits on technicalities despite being able to work.

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