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Many individuals claim that if we cut out all this welfare, the federal budget could be balanced. Just what is welfare anyway? Well, welfare is basically a transfer payment to individuals or families from one or more different government programs. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (which used to be called Aid to Families with Dependent Children) is probably one of the largest and most often considered “the” welfare program. Others include the Women, Infant and Children’s Program (WIC), Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Housing Assistance The Supplemental Security Income program is (SSI), and Housing Assistance. The Supplemental Security Income program is basically targeted to citizens receiving Social Security that is at a level deemed to be “too low”. SSI supplements these individual’s Social Security checks. Some of your grandparents may be receiving SSI.
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Unformatted text preview: Most of the welfare programs are targeted to assist children similar to a child support payment from the government. Some parents choose to use this child support payment to benefit their children, while others will siphon some of this money to augment their lifestyle choices. On August 22, 1996, The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 became law. This Act revised the nations welfare program. Basically, Federal and State governments overhauled many of these welfare programs by limiting the time period that an individual or family may collect funds, and promoting the development of marketable skills through training and education. For more information see: http://www acf hhs gov/opa/fact sheets/tanf factsheet htm 11 information see: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opa/fact_sheets/tanf_factsheet.html...
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