In the United States, the various programs comprising the country's welfare system are primarily funded by the federal government. The six main programs of the U.S. social welfare structure include Temporary Assistance f... More »

A welfare cellphone program exists, and is commonly referred to as Obama phones. The program helps low-income individuals receive cellphones with calling and texting service, provided they meet certain income thresholds ... More » Government & Politics Social Services

As of 2015, an individual is permitted to earn no more than $1,265 per month gross, or $973 net, to qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To rece... More » Government & Politics Social Services

The U.S. welfare system offers various financial aid programs such as child support, temporary assistance for needy families, Medicaid, food stamps and child nutrition programs. Those wishing to apply for these programs ... More » Government & Politics Social Services

Temporary emergency housing services can be found in various parts of each state and are normally provided by the federal government or other welfare organizations. Emergency housing is usually provided in case of natura... More » Government & Politics Social Services

In the article "We All Get 'Free Stuff' From the Government," the author argues that all Americans automatically get free stuff in the form of financial services, tax breaks or welfare programs in an article at NYTimes.c... More »

There are several programs within the basic welfare program, but the basic criteria for all the programs is that recipients agree to work on getting out of the program within a specific time frame. Welfare programs inclu... More »