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How does the US Government work? #15?

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programs where eligible individuals get benefits according to the law
creator of the great society
Gov programs directed specifically toward promoting the well-being of families and individuals
welfare programs that provide cash or services to the aged, the disabled, and the unemployed, regardless of income level
definition of poverty that holds individuals with less, regardless of their absolute income, will feel poor or deprived relative to those who have more
SWP funded by Feds and State Gov that provides cash assistance to needy children and to an adult relative
aggressive governmental action to help poor and disadvantaged
noncash benefits, such as medical care services, from some SWP
process of est. the potentially dangerous consequences of damage caused by particular practices.
1996 law that changed welfare by placing work and training requirements and time limits on its use
means-tested medical care program providing in-kind medical benefits for the poor
type of SWP that Gov provides cash or in-kind benefits to individuals who have little or no income
policy strategies designed to completely remove poverty
setting the idea of survival of the fittest to human economic settings and standards
income level differentiated by family size and annually adjusted for inflation, below which Gov defines individuals as being poor
individuals who, despite being employed or seeking employment, are still defined as poor because their low earnings are not enough to put them above the poverty threshold
What does SSI mean?
What does EPA mean?
independant agency that controls and abates air and water pollution and protects the environment from pollution by solid wastes, pesticides, radiation, and toxic substances
urban reform that calls for direct primaries, corp.s restriction, and improved public services
1935 legistlation that firmly est. social welfare role in the Gov
policy strategies designed to make those in poverty able to bear poverty
What does SNAP mean?
proportion of poor comprised of individuals isolated from the rest of society and for whom poverty is a continuing way of life
public policy that matters affecting individuals within a political system
FDR's revolutionary policy and ideas for an active government's role in the economy
public health insurance program which Gov pays providers of healthcare for medical services to those who are elderly or disabled
What does TANF mean?
social insurance policy that grants temporary financial assistance to the unemployed
Progressive Era was influential in what two President's reigns?
means-tested program (food stamp program) that provides needy with cards that can only be used to purchase food
process of making decisions that try to contain or reduce identified risks

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