Author Archives: Michael Swayze

About Michael Swayze

Former Social Work Administrator at a New Jersey county welfare agency, using a combination of social work and computer skills to share information about community resources via the Internet, since 1995.

Online Safety Net Tools And Applications

Technology and the widespread use of the Internet have led to more and more safety net programs being placed online. This website has made a concerted effort over the years to make those applications easier to find. However, knowing where … Continue reading

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Energy Assistance Update

This is the time of year when many energy customers seek help with their utility bills. Here is some good news and information to point you in the right direction. The deadline to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance … Continue reading

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Post-TANF Transportation Programs

Transportation assistance is available as a Post-TANF benefit for those leaving welfare due to employment. These programs are: “Get A Job, Get A Ride” and the “Extended Workpass”. The completed “Get A Job, Get A Ride” application is mailed to … Continue reading

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Creating a ‘my Social Security’ Account

The Social Security Administration offers a personal online service that allows you to estimate, plan and manage your benefits. This article provides information on how to create an account, some plusses and minuses and a few links. There are a … Continue reading

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Resources For The Resistance

Since November millions of Americans have become involved in the political process, some for the first time in their lives. A large number have been attending events on the local level on a regular basis, myself included. The purpose of … Continue reading

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State Rental Assistance Enrollment Begins March 6

Pre-applications for low income elderly, disabled and families will be available online starting Monday, March 6 under the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP), according to a press release and public notice issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs … Continue reading

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Dear Senator Toomey

A dramatic speech was given this month by an advocate at a ‘Tuesdays with Toomey’ event in Philadelphia. Myra Young provides the human side to the story of why there are demonstrations all across the United States. There are millions … Continue reading

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