The Social Work Policies

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Social Work Policies Social Welfare Q 1 Income support policies in the United States Income support policies in the United States view the monetary aspect of individual and family well-being. Income support policies are categorized into two that is direct cash transfers and indirect cash transfers. Income support programs are aimed at reducing poverty levels and boosting the economic growth of United States. Major historical developments took place in the late 1950s. In 1958, social security of the disabled aged 50 years of age and more was amended and later in 1960, the medical care for the disabled was amended to favor the dependents on the disabled workers. In 1964, food stamp program was established, and a year later Medicare was amended. Several amendments later took place favoring the employees. In 1994, the crucial amendment was established to increase domestic worker's earnings. Public welfare was first established during the great depression to aid widows, deserted children, mothers and the needy. United States was an expanding country with most of its economy predominantly on agriculture. As the country industrialized, many were employed who entirely dependent on them for their income. Social insurance approach to public welfare was thought by the federal government to be the only way to meet certain risks in an increasingly industrialized economy. The states replaced AFDC with TANF because most of the eligible children were not covered, hence
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