Lawmakers Pass Bill That County Cut Time Residents Can Receive Welfare Benefits
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawmakers have passed a bill that would cut the amount of time Missouri residents can receive welfare benefits by more than a year. The measure, which next goes to Governor Jay Nixon's desk, would cap the lifetime limit on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits from five years to three years and nine months. The Department of Social Services estimates it will affect about 3,100 low-income families starting January 2016.