Report: R.I.’s family assistance benefit program needs improvement

RHODE ISLAND'S benefits program for families with children under the age of 18 has not kept pace with inflation, according to the Economic Institute Policy. / COURTESY ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE
RHODE ISLAND'S benefits program for families with children under the age of 18 has not kept pace with inflation, according to the Economic Institute Policy. / COURTESY ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE
PROVIDENCE - Safety net benefits for low income families with children under 18 in Rhode Island have not increased for nearly 30 years, and have fallen below the federal poverty level, according to a report released this week by the Economic Progress Institute. The Rhode Island Works program, which is operated by the R.I. Department…

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