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Welfare Reform and Elderly Legal Immigrants


This report presents the findings of researchers at the National Academy on Aging on welfare reform and elderly legal imigrants. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Actof 1996 included an array of structural reforms affecting access to cash assistance programs such as AFDC and SSI as well as Medicaid. This study profiles elderly legal immigrants in the United States and explores the implications of welfare reform for this population.