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Which of the following is an example of a public assistance program?Which is an example...

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brooke89 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:39 PM via web

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Which of the following is an example of a public assistance program?

Which is an example of a public assistance program?

Social security

Medicare

unemployment compsensation

welfare

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:55 PM (Answer #1)

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Public assistance programs can be defined as programs that are meant to help people who are poor and disadvantaged.  Of the programs that you have listed, only the last one, “welfare,” is a public assistance program.

The other programs that you have listed are all available to people who are not poor.  Everyone who reaches retirement age (or who becomes disabled) is eligible for Social Security.   All senior citizens are eligible for Medicare.   Both of these are true regardless of income level.  A person who had a great job and has lots of money in the bank can still get unemployment compensation.

Therefore, only welfare, which is available only to poor people, is a public assistance program.

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aroberts83 | Elementary School Teacher | eNoter

Posted October 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM (Answer #2)

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Welfare is the only example of a public assitance program listed above.  A public assistance program by definition has to help a disadvangated group or individual.  More information on welfare can be found at the link provided.

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