State funding for the Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) program has fallen behind in recent years resulting in lower monthly benefits. Because total funding has been stable throughout the recession, the monthly benefit has fallen as more people became eligible and enrolled in the program. Increasing funding to AND would ensure that those who were most affected by the great recession are not left behind. By providing a modest monthly cash grant to people with disabilities who are unable to work AND serves as the safety net for the state’s most vulnerable citizens. In addition, an economic analysis shows that bolstering the program would provide a boost to the state’s economy.
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