By Kaaryn S. Gustafson
Over the past 3 many years, welfare guidelines were proficient by means of well known ideals that welfare fraud is rampant. for that reason, welfare guidelines became extra punitive and the bounds among the welfare approach and the legal justice approach have blurred--so a lot in order that in a few locales prosecution caseloads for welfare fraud exceed welfare caseloads. in fact, a few recipients control the welfare method for his or her personal ends, others are gravely damage through punitive rules, and nonetheless others fall someplace in between.In dishonest Welfare, Kaaryn S. Gustafson endeavors to remedy those grey parts by way of offering insights into the historical past, social development, and lived event of welfare. She indicates why dishonest is all yet inevitable--not simply because bad individuals are immoral, yet simply because traditional contributors navigating advanced platforms of ideas tend to develop into entangled regardless of their top efforts. via an exam of the development of the crime we all know as welfare fraud, which she bases on in-depth interviews with welfare recipients in Northern California, Gustafson demanding situations readers to question their assumptions approximately welfare regulations, welfare recipients, and crime keep watch over within the usa.
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This marked the first widespread use of data exchange among government agencies and the beginning of computer data tracking of the poor. To keep government waste in check, President Carter signed into law the Inspector General Act of 1978, which authorized him to appoint inspector generals to oversee twelve administrative agencies. Data collection and fiscal oversight increased. A 1979 inspector general report on the Department of Health, Education and Welfare revealed costly fraud and abuse—by students defaulting on their government loans and by medical care providers over Reconstructing Social Illsâ•… |â•… 33 charging the Medicaid and Medicare programs (Office of Inspector General 1979, 58-68, 122).
Energetic lawyers, funded by the federal government, provided a wide array of legal services to the poor, handling both minor individual cases and broader actions challenging government policies (Auerbach 1976, 296). Welfare issues provided ample legal work for these eager lawyers. In the mid-1960s, government policy makers and the legal profession collaborated to improve the social welfare system. An Advisory Council on Public Welfare, appointed by the secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under a directive of the 1962 Public Welfare Amendments, issued a report to the secretary in June 1966.
The federal government began tracking state error rates in welfare and food stamp payments. The federal rules penalized states for overpayments in benefits but not for underpayments to or exclusion of the eligible poor, thus creating incentives for states to err on the side of caution in determining eligibility (Casey and Mannix 1989; Lipsky 1984). As a result of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, those who applied for food stamps were required to provide their Social Security numbers to welfare officials.
Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty by Kaaryn S. Gustafson