Paul Gillingwater Posted over 1 year ago Require drug testing to receive welfare benefits I also agree with you, but will there be unintended consequences? Will these people become homeless and overburden our shelters, then we would feed them 24/7, provide shelter to them, and take liability for their healthcare. If they live on the street, would you mind if they begged for money, urinated, and littered our streets? How much does it cost to repair, police, and clean our neighborhood because of homelessness? So what if they don't turn homeless. Do they have to steal their neighbors property more often to buy food, shelter, drugs, and gamble? Will some turn to prostitution and spread disease and maybe have a child that tax payers pay for the birth, diapers, formula and educate them for 18 years. If we require Drug Testing to receive Welfare Benefits, then they will find the drugs another way. We should be giving them drug and alcohol counseling at the least. I don't know the answers. I agree with your opinion and I know their is a way to offer Welfare benefits to drug-free individuals. We just have to find a solution.