Street Law: A Course in Practical Law
Government Support for Families and Individuals
Economic Benefits for Individuals and Families People from various economic and social backgrounds rely on benefits and aid provided by the government. From food stamps to Social Security, the government helps many individuals and families live a more secure life. However, individuals who want to benefit from government programs have to meet certain requirements.
Health Benefits Medicare and Medicaid are two government sponsored health care programs. Medicare helps people over the age of 65 and those with certain disabilities pay for hospital and medical expenses. Medicaid helps to provide medical care for low-income people.
Educational Benefits Every state and local government in the United States shares the duty of providing public K12 education. Head Start and Early Head Start are two government programs that assist low-income families with child education and personal development. Federal and state governments also help individuals who want to attend a college or a university. Grants, loans, work study, and in-state tuition are some of the ways that the government helps people benefit from higher education.