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For Immediate Release:  January 18, 2013  State Reduces General Assistance Benefits The Department of Human Services (DHS) is reducing General Assistance (GA) assistance benefits next month.  Effective February 1, 2013, GA payments will be reduced from $319 to $298 per month for an estimated 5,535 Hawai‘i beneficiaries. The General Assistance program provides cash benefits for ...
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