Public assistance cushions lack of employment

Public assistance cushions lack of employment

BY JOY WHITE

Journal Staff

A family of four in Guam that meets the requirements for various local and federal public assistance programs could bring in as much as $50,009. The Journal calculated this sum from the various public assistance programs available in Guam for those under the poverty line, to include medical, housing, food and utilities. With a possible $50,009 to be received in public assistance, the temptation to remain at or below the poverty income level or unemployed is obvious. 

Public assistance programs cover basic needs, including food and utilities. Under the Supplemental . . .

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