Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is cutting benefits for some welfare recipients by $25 a month as part of a medium-term overhaul of social assistance.

Starting next month, the province is ending a job-seeking allowance for recipients who are not disabled and who do not have children.

The allowance was set up a decade ago by the former NDP government and Families Minister Heather Stefanson said it has been given out with no strings attached.

“It’s more of a handout than a hand up,” Stefanson said Monday.