public assistance

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Synonyms for public assistance

assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed

Synonyms for public assistance

governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

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6 percent, received public assistance at some point in the past 12 months.
The overwhelming share of jobs in the fast-food industry pay low wages that force millions of workers to rely on public assistance in order to afford health care, food, and other basic expenses," the National Employment Law Project said in a report that was also released on Tuesday.
Categorical, independent variables included gender, age, race, education, income, public assistance, and a history of homelessness.
Five outcome variables were used: 1) public assistance use; 2) high school dropout; 3) college attendance; 4) idleness; and 5) income.
Poverty thresholds do not provide adequate income for an individual or family to become self-sufficient and live independently from public assistance.
The provision of public assistance to the New York City area differed in three significant ways from FEMA's traditional approach.
Project QUEST is an innovative, award-winning job-training program that has met the needs of San Antonio businesses since 1993 by training local residents who would otherwise be out of work or receiving public assistance.
This transformation occurred after years of debate about the benefits and harms of public assistance, (5) a promise to "`end welfare as we know it,'" (6) and two presidential vetoes of earlier versions of the legislation.
In this article, the author discusses possible barriers to career counseling and suggests effective career counseling methods for individuals who receive public assistance payments.
For those in the groups that have lost public assistance, we ask to what extent earnings have replaced the lost income.
Officials had revoked his participation after he applied for public assistance benefits.
But the decline mostly reflects an exodus of white women from public assistance.
In the 20th century, Americans supplemented this rudimentary program with state workers compensation laws, with public assistance programs and with an income maintenance program that paid benefits to people with disabilities who were covered by Social Security.
The occasion was a discussion, held at my place of worship, Riverside Church in Manhattan, on how churches and other community-based organizations could join with private businesses to create jobs for those who will no longer receive public assistance as a result of welfare reform.
In the first three decades of this century, many states debated means-tested public assistance for the elderly poor and several states passed laws enabling counties to collect and dispense funds for this purpose.
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