When the country is in lockdown due to the corona virus, people are having a hard time getting food and drink. So, the Gujarat government has announced that from 1st April, there will be free distribution of food to 6 lakh ration card holder families through fair rate shops in the state. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, after meeting in Gandhinagar, said that the scheme is aimed at helping those who are dependent on daily living wages and poor people who do not buy April grain.
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Welfare programs are government subsidies for low-income families and individuals. Recipients must prove their income falls below a target, which is some percentage of the federal poverty level. In 2019, the poverty level for a family of four was $25,750.
- The six major welfare programs are EITC, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and TANF.
- These welfare programs differ from entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.
- Many negative perceptions about the people receiving welfare benefits aren't rooted in fact.