The Welfare System Has Helped Families From Around The 1930 ' S

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The welfare system has helped families from around the 1930’s. Social welfare in the United States consists of groups of variety programs. The programs are designed to assist people who are in need of assistance. The goal of the welfare program is to reduce poverty. Poverty undermines the economy by disturbing the normal growth of human capital. Including education, health and professional experience. All the welfare programs require different means of eligibility. There are programs that help with food, housing, Pell Grants, child care, and health care. In this paper I will give a brief review of the most popular programs. I will also tell the requirements to receive benefits. Then I will include a government review of fraud within the…show more content…
In 20011 SNAP was the largest Federal food assistance program in the United States is helping more than forty-five million Americans. To receive snap benefits you and your family must first meet the income requirements, unless all family members receive SSI, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or any general assistance. Many households have to meet both the gross income and the net income. Households with elderly, or a disable person has to only meet the net income test. The amount of Assistance a family receives is called an allotment. To determine how much allotment your family will receive they take the net monthly income of the household and multiply by .3, then the result is subtracted from the maximum allotment for a household size to find out how much benefits your household will receive. According to the USDA they expect each household to spend about thirty percent of their monthly income on food. If your income is over the amount that is listed in Chart1.0 for household and monthly income you will not qualify for Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). There is no set limit to how long you can receive SNAP benefits as long as there is a child or dependent in your household. However if you are a single person you can only receive benefits for three months in a thirty-six month period. Chart 1.0 Household and Gross monthly income. Net Monthly income Household Size
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