Welfare, like many social programs, began during the Great Depression. While the programs of the New Deal helped increase employment, single mothers and widows with children to care for still needed protection. Aid to Dependent Children was established in 1935 to provide financial assistance to those women and children.
In 1962, Aid to Dependent Children became Aid to Families with Dependent Children, in part, to combat the perception that the program discouraged marriage. AFDC was reformed in 1996 under Bill Clinton, who was president at the time, and became Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. TANF instituted a five-year lifetime limit on services, among other reforms.Learn More
The customer service number for Medicaid differs from state to state. Medicaid is not a federally run program but rather a program that is delegated by each state. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services headquarters located in Baltimore, Md., can be reached at 1-877-267-2323, as of 2014.Full Answer >
The official Social Security website is the best way to verify a Social Security number (SSN), states the Social Security Administration. Ways to protect an SSN include refusing to disclose it, offering a driver's license number as an alternative and asking how the recipient plans to store the number, recommends Bankrate.Full Answer >
File for unemployment benefits in Louisiana by meeting the basic criteria, gathering necessary information and starting a claim either by phone or online. Continue receiving benefits while unemployed by requesting payments weekly either by phone or online.Full Answer >
The pros of welfare include raising the voice of the less fortunate, empowerment of the people, provision of food and other services, while the cons include high population growth that can be unsustainable, short-term programs, people who do not want to be part of the programs and the programs being prone to abuse. Welfare programs are set up by the government to help people who cannot meet their basic needs.Full Answer >