By Dom Giordano
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dom Giordano spoke with Peter Zurflieh, an attorney for the Community Justice Project, Tuesday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT. The Community Justice Project has voiced concerns over recent statistics that show Pennsylvania is denying about 75 percent of welfare applicants, about a 15 percent increase, on average, since prior to July 2012.
The main reason for the increase appears to be a new requirement forcing applicants to apply for three jobs a week, to remain eligible for state assistance. This requirement also begins with the date their application is submitted, not when they are approved.
Zurflieh believes a lack of communication about these conditions at the Department of Welfare is leading to too many individuals being declined for support.
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