ERIC Number: ED313493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-17
Reference Count: N/A
Family Welfare Reform Act of 1987. Report Together with Additional and Dissenting Views to Accompany H.R. 1720. House of Representatives, 100th Congress, 1st Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.
This document reports on proposed Federal reform of the welfare system. Amendments are suggested to proposed legislation that would accomplish the following goals: (1) replace the existing Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with a new Family Support Program that emphasizes work, child support, and a need-based family support supplement; (2) amend Title IV of the Social Security Act to encourage and assist needy children and parents under the new program to obtain the education, training, and employment needed to avoid long-term welfare dependence; and (3) make other necessary improvements to assure that the new program will be more effective in achieving its objectives. Amendments cover the following areas: (1) the National Education, Training, and Work-related (NETWork) Program; (2) day care, transportation, and work-related expenses; (3) real work incentives; (4) transitional services for families; (5) child support enforcement; (6) pro-family welfare policies; and (7) benefit improvements. The budget effects of the amendments are discussed. Twelve dissenting views are included. (FMW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Social Security Act