Governor Walker Thanks Legislature for Passing Wisconsin Works for Everyone Welfare Reform Bills
Welfare reform package included in Governor Walker’s Ambitious Agenda for Wisconsin
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today released the following statement after the Legislature approved nine Wisconsin Works for Everyone welfare reform bills included in his Ambitious Agenda for 2018.
“We believe public assistance should be a trampoline, not a hammock,” Governor Walker said. “These reforms will help people move from government dependence to true independence through the dignity that comes from work. I thank the Legislature for approving these commonsense measures, especially Speaker Robin Vos and Senator Chris Kapenga. Wisconsin continues to lead the way on welfare reform.”
Part of Governor Walker’s Ambitious Agenda for 2018 included the Wisconsin Works for Everyone welfare reform plan. This plan comprehensively addresses welfare reform through several key initiatives:
- Allow DHS to set work requirements in FSET to the maximum allowed under federal law (Special Session Assembly Bill 1)
- Expand FSET statewide for able-bodied adults with school aged dependents (Special Session Assembly Bill 2)
- Create asset restrictions for individuals participating in FoodShare, Wisconsin Works and Wisconsin Shares (Special Session Assembly Bill 3)
- Develop employment plans for individuals in public housing (Special Session Assembly Bill 4)
- Establish a pilot program for periodic payments of the earned income tax credit (Special Session Assembly Bill 5)
- Require DHS and DCF to implement performance-based payment systems for W-2 and FSET contracts (Special Session Assembly Bill 6)
- Create a Pay for Success contracting program for public benefit programs (Special Session Assembly Bill AB 7)
- Require child support compliance for those receiving Medicaid (Special Session Assembly Bill 8)
- Allow savings accounts in the Medicaid program (Special Session Assembly Bill 9)
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