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Struggling at Bottom of Welfare System: A schizophrenic, a crack addict and an ex-con try to cope with the county's cut in general relief. They've made hard decisions--and some missteps.

Number 20553
Subject Welfare
Source Los Angeles Times
State CA
Year 1996
Publication Date May 6, 1996
Summary This story vividly describes the lives of three different people struggling to survive on their welfare check each month. The author explains in detail how desperate the three people have become. Most get $212 or less a month to live on.
Category General
Pages 5
Keywords Welfare;money;struggles;poor;indigent;paycheck;cash
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