Thursday, June 17, 2010


The production link for MyFamilyBenefits should be fully functional soon. Is currently in the validation phase. Only for those with Nutritional Assistance, Cash assistance or Medical Assistance benefits. I'll keep you posted as to when it's ready for public use.

If you need to apply for said benefits, try this Cash (AFDC) or Nutrition Assistance (food stamps) or ahcccs/medical.

Any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

June 23rd, 2010


for the most part we have a fully functional system. Minor migrations to migrate, but if people were to start reporting changes, the system is functioning.

Direct link
My Family Benefits

July 10th, 2010


Two people actually used the site last night. One left a survey. They said we sucked but you gotta expect that in this business. People are not doing their best when they come to us for help.

Anyway, I have a blog dedicated to this business. So, leave comments there at MyFamilyBenefits blog


  1. is 'nutrition assistance' food stamps?

    Is 'cash assistance' welfare? Used to be called AFDC. Why do they keep changing the names?

    I know AHCCCS is medicaid. I think. I know it is some kind of medical program for the poor.

  2. this web site you buld is for the people that already have an account with DES, right? It's like the state of arizona telephone system where you find out what benefits you got? how it different from ebt site?

  3. 1. Yea, Nutrition Assistance IS foodstamps and part of Cash assistance iS AFDC. aka Welfare.

    2. Yes, this is like DES IVR system.

    Hope this helps,


  4. if afdc stands for Aid to Families with Dependent Children, how come it doesn't include the dads?

  5. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was a federal assistance program in effect from 1935 to 1996,[1] which was administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This program provided financial assistance to children whose families had low or no income.
    The program was created under the name Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) by the Social Security Act of 1935 as part of the New Deal; the words "families with" were added to the name in 1962, partly due to concern that the program's rules discouraged marriage.[2] By 1996 spending was $24 billion per year. When adjusted for inflation, the highest spending was in 1976, which exceeded 1996 spending by about 8%.[3]

    Overall decline in welfare monthly benefits (in 2006 dollars) [4]
    Since 1962, the Department of Health and Human Services has allowed state-specific exemptions as long as the change was "in the spirit of AFDC" in order to allow some experimentation.

    Libertarian author Charles Murray suggested that welfare causes dependency. He argued that as welfare benefits increased, the number of recipients also increased; this behavior, he said, was rational: there is little reason to work if one can receive benefits for a long period of time without having to work.[5] While this approach drove policy,[6] the data are not entirely clear. State statistics are hard to evaluate since different demographic and economic conditions limit the effectiveness of direct comparison.
    In the 1960s through 1980s, physicist William Shockley argued that AFDC and other similar programs tended to encourage childbirth, especially among less productive members of society, causing a reverse evolution (dysgenic effect), founded on the premises that: there is a correlation between financial success and intelligence; and that intelligence is hereditary.[7] Shockley, whose initial fame came from his electronics designs, was abrasive[8], however, he and others were influential in bringing recognition to their hypothesis among the public and Congress.[7] The later work of Charles Murray and Richard J. Herrnstein, in their controversial bestseller The Bell Curve, and others suggested possible merit to the theory of a dysgenic effect,[9]; however, their methodologies and conclusions became controversial and were widely disputed [10]. In the end, this argument, right or wrong, was among the stepping stones leading to the modification of AFDC toward TANF.

  6. is "my family benefits" ready to use?