Times don't change. When I worked for welfare, 45 years ago, as a counselor, I found out that if you took advantage of all of the programs plus the cash you were provided you cleared more as a recipient than as an employee. I requested that for the administration to FIRE me or lay me off so I could become a recipient rather than an employee. Needless to say this did not go over too well with my bosses.
Times really do change. The benefits now exceed a $15/hour job.