Tag: welfare system

The welfare system is a complex entity that has been in place since the 1930s. It was created to help those who are living at or below poverty level obtain food, shelter, and clothing. However, welfare has evolved into something much more complicated than what it initially intended to be. There are many different types of programs that qualify for eligibility on one’s application for assistance through the government. Welfare can provide benefits such as monthly cash payments, subsidized housing units, food stamps, medical care coverage (Medicaid), free school lunches for children under 18 years old and even job training programs!