Policy Analysis : Goals And Objectives

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Policy Analysis: Goals and Objectives The goals and objectives of the PRWORA was to end the dependence of welfare recipients on government benefits, increase the flexibility of states to administer welfare programs, and to prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of wedlock pregnancies and to encourage the formation of two parent homes, and finally to reduce welfare spending by the billions annually (United States. Congress, House Committee on Ways and Means, 1996). It seems that legislative assumed that all adults who are able to work and will if compelled to do so. Because of this assumption, legislation put a time limit on benefits, and after the time limit is up adults should be working and off public assistance.
Services Delivered According to the Illinois Department of Human Services (ILDHS) the types of services TANF offers is cash assistance such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). “SNAP helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health” (ILDHS). Most households with low income are eligible for SNAP benefits. Applying for SNAP benefits is relatively easy; Questions such as what is your gross adjusted income, how many children live in the same household as the individual applying for benefits, do you pay for child care, and which utilities do you pay for out of pocket? Once they have these questions answered, they calculate your responses, and that’s how they determine if an individual is eligible for SNAP benefits.…
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