welfare http://nhpr.org en Top Stories: Who's On Welfare? Start-Up Entrepreneur Brings High-Tech Talent To Rural N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/top-stories-whos-welfare-start-entrepreneur-brings-high-tech-talent-rural-nh <p>A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire" target="_blank">StateImpact - NH</a> website. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:37:14 +0000 NHPR Staff 8866 at http://nhpr.org Top Stories: Who's On Welfare? Start-Up Entrepreneur Brings High-Tech Talent To Rural N.H. How Welfare Benefits Work in New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/how-welfare-benefits-work-new-hampshire <p>At the end of May, convenience store clerk Jackie&nbsp;Whiton&nbsp;took a public stand against the unrestricted use of public assistance cash-benefits by refusing to sell cigarettes to a customer using an&nbsp;EBT&nbsp;card. Last week, House Speaker William O&rsquo;Brien took up the cause. We want to know &ndash; how big a problem is this? Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:18:30 +0000 Brady Carlson & Emily Corwin 8596 at http://nhpr.org How Welfare Benefits Work in New Hampshire NH Senate Backs Changes To Welfare Verification System http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senate-backs-changes-welfare-verification-system <p>The New Hampshire Senate has voted to allow a new verification system for welfare applicants and recipients as a way to detect fraud and save money, but it wants to see the savings before it pays for it.</p><p>The Senate on Wednesday approved an amendment to a House bill requiring the state to expand the public databases used to screen applicants. House Speaker William O&#39;Brien says using the technology will root out fraudulent claims and save money.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 17:37:13 +0000 Associated Press 4916 at http://nhpr.org NH Welfare System Under Scrutiny http://nhpr.org/post/nh-welfare-system-under-scrutiny <p>Proposed legislation could weed out welfare fraud, but opponents say it is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 4025 at http://nhpr.org NH Welfare System Under Scrutiny