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That means the approximately 500 Native families currently receiving benefits in Southeast will go to Tlingit-Haida for financial help, instead of the state Division of Public Assistance. The switch will take place in phases from July 1 to Oct.
Native welfare shifts to council

...What works in Anchorage doesn't necessarily work in Angoon,'' he said. The change is a result of the 1996 federal welfare reform law, which allowed tribes in the Lower 48 and regional Native nonprofit organizations in Alaska to directly receive...
Welfare rolls drop by third

...quality child care.'' There are a lot fewer such recipients - 35 percent fewer - now than when state and federal welfare reform laws took effect in 1997. Jim Nordlund, director of the Division of Public Assistance, said that in April 1994...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Food stamps out; debit cards in 2/2/98

...administrative cost, Dalman said. Electronic benefits are required of all states by the year 2002 under federal welfare reform laws. An additional feature added by the state is direct deposit to checking accounts of monthly welfare payments...


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