The Welfare Policies And Welfare Programs

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payments, rather than an undetermined amount of federal funds given to the states. The states are also given the responsibility of deciding who is eligible for welfare and for what amount of time, though federal funds can only be provided for five years of benefits over the lifetime of the recipient. Women currently have very few options when it comes to working and caring for their children. The next section of this paper will discuss the welfare policies aimed at alleviating the struggle of women to care provide for themselves and their children. Welfare Programs and Eligibility There are several welfare programs that are available to women in need of assistance that can be very beneficial in helping get back on track financially and become stable. Welfare programs are state regulated programs reserved for those who live under the minimum accepted income which is determined by each state government. Welfare benefits can fall under multiple different program umbrellas, all of which require certain elements of eligibility to maintain receiving benefits. These programs may include but are not limited to cash assistance (TANF or TAFDC), the child support program, child care, energy or utility assistance, food assistance, WIC, and medical assistance. In order to receive any assistance, you must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant, and meet income and asset limits. Women contribute to a large portion of those who receive assistance benefits. Temporary assistance for needy
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