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South Carolina's welfare agency will be cutting monthly payments by 20 percent beginning in February 2011.
For a better understanding of what the state's poorest families will be facing, consider this: monthly checks for the average parent with two children will drop from $270 to $216.
The cuts are a result of the state trying to compensate for a $28.8 million budget deficit.
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