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Reagan may propose welfare work plan

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD, EDITED BY HILARY DEVRIES / March 9, 1981



Washington

President Reagan will propose a plan under which welfare recipients could be required to work for their benefits, it was reported. The Washington Post, Sunday, said government sources told it Reagan may propose the plan as soon as Tuesday, when he outlines his latest round of budget cuts. The plan will apply to the program of Aid to Families of Dependent Children, which pays benefits to about 3.6 million low-income adults and 7 million children, the Post said.

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During Reagan's tenure as governor of California, some work requireme nts were imposed in the state's welfare program.