Gen. Assistance Reinstated



Williamson County has decided to bring back its General Assistance program after it was suspended last December, saying that too many people were taking advantage.
 
Commissioners Brent Gentry and Jim Marlo voted to reinstate the program, with some new restrictions.
 
Applicants for the program will now be drug tested, and if they fail, they will have to wait 30 days before re-applying. If the test is failed a second time, a 12-month waiting period will be imposed.
 
Commissioner Ron Ellis, who abstained from voting, say one of the biggest issues was that people were accepting money, but not living in Williamson County.
 
People who were receiving General Assistance funding will be re-examined when the program picks back up in June. 

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