Social policies are public services that govern the well-being of citizens, and they revolve around the five social maladies of poverty, poor health, inadequate housing, lack of education and unemployment. By implementing social policies, governments strive to improve the quality of life for citizens and correct societal maladies.
Historically, many governments took it upon themselves to initiate and carry out social policy action plans. Government agencies were tasked with addressing social ills and identifying solutions. More recently, governments have changed their approaches to collaborate with other nongovernmental and quasi-governmental agencies (including businesses, nonprofits and even other governments) to effect positive change.Learn More
Social services provides assistance that helps individuals and families, particularly children, achieve physical, mental and emotional wellness. It encompasses a broad range of services, including health care, welfare, social work, counseling, adoption and foster services. Social services intervenes at the request of heads of households or upon observing alarming situations within the home.Full Answer >
There are a few specific circumstances in which social security can be garnished. The only creditor that is allowed to place a garnishment on social security funds is the federal government. Garnishments can cover back taxes, default student loan accounts or back due child support.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the earliest a person may receive Social Security benefits is age 62, but she receives a reduction in her benefits if she starts at that age. The age someone receives her full benefits is the full retirement age, determined by the date on which she was born.Full Answer >
To apply for Social Security benefits, fill out and submit an online application form. The process only takes a few minutes to complete.Full Answer >