Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

PA Federal Cash Assistance

Written By: Jennifer Sheahen
pa cash assistance
PENNSYLVANIA--[WENY]--People applying for federal cash assistance benefits in Pennsylvania are getting rejected at a higher rate.    
 Some advocates for the poor blame a two-year-old state law.
    Beginning in July 2012, state law required applicants to apply to at least three jobs a week, including while their application is being processed.
      Before that, an applicant had been required to fulfill the work requirement after being approved for assistance.
      Now, about 75 percent of applicants or more are turned down every month.
       Before the change, it was around 60 percent.