III-"Our Costly Dilemma" - Ed [Edgar] May - Buffalo Evening News

Many Families on Relief Permanent Public Wards

Byline: Ed May; 1960-06-09; Buffalo Evening News; 

Report: "Our Costly Dilemma" - Edgar (Ed) May - Buffalo Evening News

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As a group, many of the relief recipients have become a dependent society. During the three months I was a caseworker I gave your tax dollars to children who are fourth-generation welfare cases."Don't let them save you," was the advice I received when I first started. "Some of these people, you'll find, know more about welfare than all of us. They've got every angle."

Description:In the third article of the series, Buffalo Evening News reporter Ed May describes how some families collect welfare benefits on technicalities despite being able to work.

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Buffalo Evening News article titled, "Many Families on Relief Permanent Public Wards." Written by Ed May as part of the "Our Costly Dilemma" series.