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Byline: Bebe Bahnsen STAFF WRITER
The state has managed to cut cash assistance to 118,000 people, but it still provides some benefits to those who are struggling in low-paying jobs.
The problem, those who work with former welfare recipients say, is that many people don't know they're still eligible for those benefits.
Under certain circumstances, former welfare recipients can get Medicaid, food stamps, child-care subsidies, job training and help paying for transportation to work.
Federal officials point to a decline in food stamp use as an indication that some people mistakenly believe they no longer qualify. In Florida, it dropped 32 percent - the 10th-largest decline nationwide - between 1995 and 1998.
"There does seem to be a misperception that these programs are no longer available to …