y, medical care, food, housing, and other things that people need in order to survive. People
who can receive help from these welfare programs are children, elders,
disabled, and others who cannot support their families on their current
income. Another name for welfare is public assistance.
There are many organizations that supply this public assistance. Such
as Salvation Army and other groups. Public assistance benefits help many
people who live below the poverty line, an income level is established for
families. If your income is below this you would be eligible to receive this
Federal and state governments in the Unites States serve the poor
people through about 60 public assistance programs. Most people receive
help through one of the four major programs. These programs are Medicaid,
Aid to families with dependant Children, Social Security, or Supplemental
Security, or the food stamps program. I will discuss the four programs
Medicaid provides free medical care to the poor people. Funds vary
from state to state. In some situations, people who may be able to pay daily
needs, but can’t afford large medical bills may also be able to receive
Medicaid. Some services paid for are bills such as doctor’s visits and nursing
home care. Most Medicaid funding comes from the federal government.
The rest is supplied by the state. Each state runs their own Medicaid
A.F.D.C. provides cash benefits to dependent children and the parents
or the guardians taking care of them. Most families that qualify for A.F.D.C.
have just one parent in the home. About 80 percent of these families are
headed by a woman. A.F.D.C. also pays benefits to two-parent families if
both parents are unemployed. Most A.F.D.C. funding comes from the
federal government. The states provide the rest of the money and administer
the program. The sizes of families’ payment vary from state to state.
Next is Social Security Income. This provides financial Aid to people
in need who are at least 65 years old, blind, or disabled. The federal
government finances and administers social security income programs in
most states, though some states supply the federal payment and are able to
run their own programs.
Finally, the Food Stamp Program helps low-income households buy
more and better food than they could otherwise afford. Each participating
household receives a certain number of coupons called food stamps. The
stamps are issued by the federal government. The number of stamps a
household receives varies with the family’s size, income, and expenses.
Cooperating grocery stores accept the stamps like money for food purchases
In conclusion I would like to say that this organization has a personal value to me. I plan to serve in these organizations when i have the chance, and benifit from each program. I hope this essay can change your views on welfare and how impotant it is to every community. Please take this to heart and help our community.