Pennsylvania General Assistance progr...

Pennsylvania General Assistance program ends today

There are 10 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Jul 31, 2012, titled Pennsylvania General Assistance program ends today. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

With Gerald Ragin's state cash assistance set to end today, the 46-year-old McKeesport resident will be spending the day with a caseworker, filling out an application for federal disability benefits.

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Harwick, PA

#1 Aug 2, 2012
No one is keeping them in the state. All they need to do is move to another state with a general fund.

Raleigh, NC

#2 Aug 2, 2012
A clinic nurse gave me a free prescription card and I ave been using it as a single mom with 3 kids and it does save me alot of money. Generic aderall is only $26 dollars with the padrugcard about a hundred dollars a month less than I was paying.

Harwick, PA

#3 Aug 2, 2012
You still get to keep that card. Medical remains on the part of the program. The money from the state was cut to resolve a budget issue. Even the post office defaulted yesterday on a Federal loan!

The most upsetting is women that were taken advantage of by men. One of the reasons they are left with kids and a distant deadbeat dad. Most of the fund news tells mostly single men collected. Single men without children, many of which had taken advantage of decent women.
Gentle Reader

Monongahela, PA

#4 Aug 2, 2012
They have been aware that this was going to happen for months. I hate to see anyone without any income, but waiting until the last day to try to do something about it......really?

Elizabeth, PA

#5 Aug 2, 2012
Can't work because of ADHD?????? Are you kidding me????????

Harwick, PA

#6 Aug 2, 2012
ADHD was mentioned because they wanted to talk about the medical card. Suzanne probably has other physical ailments.
H Irish Plumber

Harwick, PA

#7 Aug 2, 2012
Save the state some money.

Harwick, PA

#8 Aug 5, 2012
If they do not like it, they can leave.

Levittown, PA

#9 Aug 12, 2012
Some people on GA really need it, but most do not. Example: my ex-girlfriend. She has been in and out of jail for the last 12 years. Every time she gets out she goes to welfare with her free pass from the prison and gets cash, medical assistance and SNAP. She has no ambition to work or better herself because she has a freebie. She has her doctor sign a form that she can't work because she has scoliosis. Give me a break scoliosis didn't stop her from running the streets 24/7. I am so happy she got cut off as well as the others who can go out and support themselves but refuse to. I don't mind my tax dollars helping those who truly can not support themselves but cases like my ex-girlfriend Maria I am adamantly opposed to.

Braddock, PA

#10 Aug 12, 2012
When did that fund stop again? Hopefully they all move.

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