California Ditches Welfare Assistance Family Cap Law

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California government is currently finalizing steps to do away with their Maximum Family Grant Rule, which restricted mothers from receiving monetary government assistance for the children they had after their initial welfare application.

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According to Think Progress, the law has long been criticized for targeting low-income families of color. There are also implications that the law plays upon the assumption that women on welfare only have more kids to receive more money from the government.

Two decades ago, these welfare family caps were enacted in 22 states. California is the latest of seven states that have repealed the law, joining Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wyoming.