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According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of Americans who were receiving welfare in 2011 was approximately 109 million, or 35 percent of the population. However, the Department of Health and Human ... More »

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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 »

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As of July 8, 2014, the demographic breakdown of welfare recipients was 38.8 percent Caucasian, 39.8 percent African American, 15.7 percent Hispanic, 2.5 percent Asian and 3.3 percent Other. There are 12.8 million Americ... More »

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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 »

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Approximately 48.5 percent of the population of the United States receives welfare as of 2012, according to CNSNews. This percentage does not include those who receive veterans' benefits. More »

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In some states, such as New York and Texas, food stamp recipients can renew their food stamp benefits online. Some households must report on their information monthly to ensure the qualifying criteria still stand. More »

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