Welfare-to-work

Welfare-to-work was a social program of the United States government that ended on September 30, 2004. The concept was to wean sole parents off their reliance on income support and encourage them back into the work force.

To encourage the various states to participate, various federal programs provide assistance and funding for transportation, vocational training, child care, and substance abuse treatment assistance for welfare recipientsFact|date=January 2008.

The controversial program has met with mixed results. Fact|date=November 2007 In the UK, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair in particular were keen to use the idea of using welfare benefits as a way of encouraging and arguably forcing people into work. Fact|date=November 2007

See also

* Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act
* Welfare Reform
* Workfare

* Form 8850


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