Poverty is in every city in every state in America. Families that fall at or below the poverty line can get several means of governmental assistance that can help them through hard times. But it’s not just people who are unemployed that receive such benefits but the elderly who are in too bad of health to work and who have no one to take care of them. Disabled Americans also receive governmental assistance include the mentally ill and physically challenged. Just like everything else, there are many problems that are associated with this public policy and the issues surrounding it.
The problems with the welfare policy is that it is not doing what it was intended to do which was to help keep people out of poverty. However there are many people who
However there are many people that disagree with just giving people a “free” ride. Some people view ones on such programs as lazy and not wanting to work. By determining who should and shouldn’t have assistance properly developing a policy to ensure that such programs are really needed, the United States measures poverty in qualitative and quantitative ways (Stewart, Hedge, Lester, 2008).
When a person applies for welfare assistance they are assigned a case worker who looks at several things to determine if they qualify for such programs. One way that helps the...