Essay about Why The Government Should Strict Stricter Strict School

857 Words Sep 27th, 2016 4 Pages
The main purpose of welfare service is to assist the U.S population who are not able to support themselves of their families due to unemployment, disability, elderly age, and/or being a single parent. Welfare, though it was meant for the greater good, is misused by many recipients and is too easily obtained for those who merely look for a way to live life the easy way, without a job. I believe that the government should enforce stricter requirements needed to apply for Welfare benefits in order to reduce abuse.
According to the 2012 Census Bureau, 21.3% of the United States population have some sort of monthly government assistance. That’s approximately 52.2 million people that rely on government aid. So does this mean that it is simple and easy to obtain government aid? Though different states have different requirements, the basic things needed are common documents asked for are proof of income, ID, and utility bills or other proof of residency. A common type of welfare is known as Food stamps and in Georgia their requirements are the following "you must be a resident of the state of Georgia and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself)." (WelfareInfo.org) With…

Related Documents