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1 Mike Blessee Angela Krause AP American Government Per.1 Social Welfare Vocabulary

2 Aid to Families with Dependents Children (AFDC)-

3 financial support in the form of cash given to a family with children in need of financial help. The grant is offered because the head of the family is not employed and not receiving child support or the non-custodial parent.

4 Assistance program-

5 a program financed by general income taxes that provides benefits to poor citizens without requiring contributions from them

6 Client politics-

7 the type of politics where an organized minority or interest group benefits at the expense of the public

8 Earned income cash credit-

9 federal program that provides a credit or cash supplement to low and moderate income workers who qualify

10 Income strategy-

11 a policy of giving poor people money to help lift them out of poverty

12 Insurance program-

13 a self-financing government program based upon contributions that provide benefits to unemployed or retired persons

14 Majoritarian politics-

15 a political philosophy or agenda which asserts that a majority of the population is entitled to a certain degree of primacy in society and has the right to make decisions that affect the society

16 Means test-

17 used in selective income security programs to determine eligibility based on the income of the perspective recipient. The benefit is reduced according to the income level and there is always a level at which no benefit is granted.

18 Medicare Act of 1965-

19 the passage of the social security act amendments, popularly known as Medicare, resulted in a basic program of hospital insurance for person of age 65 or older, and a supplementary medical insurance program, to aid the elderly in paying doctor bills and other healthcare bills

20 Service strategy-

21 a policy providing poor people with education and job training to help lift them out of poverty

22 Social Security Act of 1935-

23 an act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of federal old age benefits, and by enabling the several states to make more adequate provisions for aged persons, blind persons, dependent and cripple children, maternal and child welfare, public health, and the administration of their unemployment compensation laws; to establish a social security board; to raise revenue; and for other purposes.

24 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)-

25 a needs based program for families with children under age 18 (or under age 19 if the child is in high school) who need financial support because of the death of a parent, a parent is absent from the home, or physical or mental incapacity or unemployment of a parent.

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